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Upcoming events in the Diocese of Wilmington for June 2024

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Parents and children enjoy a parish carnival in this Dialog file photo. The Dialog/Don Blake

Summer is in full swing, and there are lots of activities in the diocese to enjoy. Check out some of them here:

• Two parish carnivals are in full swing — the 50th Annual St. Anthony’s Italian Festival which runs until June 16 and St. Joseph Parish Carnival in Middletown, which runs until Saturday, June 15. The remaining Italian festival hours are 6-10:30 p.m. on June 13 & 14; 4-10:30 p.m. on June 15, and 2-6 p.m. on June 16. Lots of food, live music, traditional dances, rides and games. It is almost exclusively cashless. Parking for the event is available at the 18th Street parking lot across from Salesianum School, with a shuttle operating each day from 30 minutes before the opening until 30 minutes after closing. For more information, go to sapde.org/italianfestival. St. Joseph Parish Carnival includes rides and games, along with an outside grill and additional food options. Nightly entertainment under the big top, too. Free parking will be available, however, there is an admission fee. St. Joseph’s is located at 371 E. Main St., Middletown. For more information go to stjosephmiddletown.com.

• Resurrection Parish invites you to the 18th Annual Concert to Combat Human Trafficking on June 17 at 7 p.m. at Skyline Methodist Church, 3100 Skyline Dr. in Wilmington. The concert is presented by Resurrection Parish and various area musicians and seeks to highlight awareness of the problem of human trafficking. There is no admission fee, but free will donations for organizations that work to prevent trafficking and to rescue victims will be collected. For more information contact Kate Regan,  regans6@yahoo.com, (302)738-9989.

• On June 19 at 6:30 p.m., celebrate Juneteenth at the “Still We Rise” celebration, coordinated by the Ministry of Black Catholics of the Diocese at St. Elizabeth Church in Wilmington. The gathering will include inspiring messages, prayers for unity, music, and supper. The keynote speaker will be Rev. Aaron Moore, pastor of Manna Christian Fellowship Church in Wilmington. For more information, contact Brenda Burns Brady at (302) 573-3104.

• On June 20 the Little Sisters of the Poor will hold their annual Swing Fore Little Sisters Golf Tournament at Deerfield Country Club in Newark. All proceeds benefit the Jeanne Jugan Residence where the Little Sisters provide for the neediest elderly of every race and religion. Sponsorships range from $200-$10,000. Golfer fee is $200, and dinner option is $50. Donations for raffles and silent auction are also welcome. To register, go to www.littlesistersofthepoordelaware.org/17th-annual-swing-fore-little-sisters-golf-outing/ or Contact Karen colsnewark@littlesistersofthepoor.orgor 302-368-5886 ext 106.

• For more golf fun, join the folks from St. Margaret of Scotland Parish on June 24 for their annual golf tournament in memory of Tony Francia at Patriots Glen Golf Club in Elkton. The cost for the day is $150 per person. Putting contest starts at 11 a.m. with the scramble/shotgun start at noon. Lunch and dinner will be provided along with specialty contests and refreshments on the course. For more information, go to www.patriotsglengolf.com/st-margaret-of-scotland-tony-francia-memorial-golf-tournament/

• Folks from St. Polycarp will hold their annual Golf Tournament and Dinner on June 30 at Garrison Lake Golf Club in Smyrna. Cost is $130 per individual golfer, includes lunch, green fee, golf cart, on-course beverages including beer, complimentary gift bags, prizes for best teams, long drive/closest to the pin, followed by dinner. Dinner only option is $40 per person. For more information and registration, contact Dennis Skinner, (papadskinz@yahoo.com ) (302-981-8743) or Anna Skinner, (ANNA.SKINZ@gmail.com) 302-883-5647.

• On the spiritual side, all are invited to celebrate Our Lady Queen of Peace on June 23 at 3 p.m. at St. Hedwig Church, Wilmington. Devotions start with a 3 p.m. Holy Hour, followed by 4 p.m. Mass for the 43rd Anniversary of Our Lady Queen of Peace. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Rosary, Consecration to Jesus & Mary and Confessions. There will also be light refreshments immediately following the Mass in Gulcz Hall. For more information, please email Kathy Dunworth, kdunworth@verizon.net or call 302-383-6452.

• Diners are in for a treat at the Ministry of Caring’s monthly International Night Dinner on June 23 at the Francis X. Norton Center, 917 North Madison Street in Wilmington. Guest chefs will be from Delaware Platinum Group/Capers and Lemons and the menu features Italian fare. There is a limited number of seats, so register now by going to www.ministryofcaring.org/special-events/international-nights/june/ or contact Michael Sullivan, Emmanuel Dining Room Program Director, (302) 653-5522, or msullivan@ministryofcaring.org

And if you’re vacationing in one of the beautiful resort areas of the diocese, don’t forget Sunday Mass. To find a complete schedule of churches and times, go to thedialog.org/our-diocese/2024-diocese-of-wilmington-summer-weekend-mass-guide/

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