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Visiting the pews and the polls on Nov. 8



Churches will be open Tuesday for prayers, Masses and Adoration

Because of the importance of Election Day 2016, Bishop Malooly has asked parishes in Delaware and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore to open churches for Masses, Adoration and other prayer services on Tuesday, Nov. 8, if possible.

Parishioners of the Diocese of Wilmington are asked to pray that God blesses the country and helps voters make an informed decision at the polls.

The following parishes reported services as of Thursday afternoon, Nov. 3. For updated information, check the Diocese of Wilmington’s website, www.cdow.org.

Election Day Eve (Monday, Nov. 7)

New Castle County

St. Peter the Apostle

5th and Harmony

New Castle


Adoration from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Elizabeth

Cedar and Clayton Sts.


6:30 p.m. for Adoration and Benediction

St. Ann’s

2013 Gilpin Avenue

Daily Mass 6:30 a.m. and 8 a.m.
Adoration in Chapel of Divine Mercy from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.  

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

345 Bear Christiana Road


Adoration in the chapel from 9 a.m. to the beginning of Tuesday evening Mass at 7.

St. John the Beloved

907 Milltown Road


3 to 7 p.m. Adoration in the church concluding at 7 p.m. with novena of the Miraculous Medal and rosary


Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 8)

New Castle County

St. Joseph’s

1012 French Street

Wilmington, DE  19801

Open for Prayer: 11:30 am

Mass: 12:10 p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration after Mass until 1 p.m.

Church of the Holy Child

2500 Naamans Road


Morning prayer- 8:30 a.m., Daily Mass – 9 a.m., Church open from noon until 7 p.m. for private prayer.

St. Elizabeth

Cedar and Clayton Sts.


Masses at 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. The church will be open following Mass until 3 p.m.

Immaculate Heart of Mary

Shipley and Weldin Roads


Mass at 6:30 & 9 a.m. Adoration all day.

St. Anthony of Padua

901 N. DuPont St.


Masses: 6:45 & 8 a.m.

Holy Hours: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.; 12 – 1 p.m.; 5:30 – 6:40 p.m.

St. Catherine of Siena

2503 Centerville Rd


9 a.m. Mass in the chapel of the pastoral center behind the church. The chapel will remain open until 7:30 p.m. with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, evening prayer and Benediction at 7 p.m. 

St. Thomas More Oratory

45 Lovett Avenue


Daily Mass, 12:30 p.m.;

Eucharistic Adoration and confession, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Benediction at 6:30 p.m.

St. Mary Magdalen

Concord Pike & Sharpley Rd


Church open 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Daily Mass, 8:30 a.m.

School Mass 9all welcome) 10 a.m11:00 am Holy Hour / exposition, 11 a.m.

Litany of St. Thomas More, 11:15 a.m. Rosary, 11:30 a.m.

Benediction, noon.

St. Helena

602 Philadelphia Pike


Mass, 7 a.m.

Mass 9 a.m. followed by rosary

St. Joseph on the Brandywine

10 Old Church Road

Greenville (Wilmington)

Mass at 7 a.m.

Church open for prayer 7:30 a.m. -5 P.M, Mass at 12:05 p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Benediction at 3 p.m.

St. Mary of the Assumption

7200 Lancaster Pike


Eucharistic Adoration, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Benediction, 6 p.m.

St. John the Baptist

Main and Chapel Sts.


Mass, 8 a.m.

Church open until 6 p.m.

Holy Angels

82 Possum Park Rd.


Church open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Our Lady of Fatima

801 North DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE  197206:30AM and 8:30AM Mass and also Mass at Noon followed by exposition of the blessed sacrament and Benediction with closing at 7PM.
St. Ann Church
Union Street and Gilpin Ave.
Open from before the 8:30 AM Mass until 4 PM.
There will be Exposition at 1 PM. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed at 3 PM and Benediction will follow .

Other Delaware Counties:

St. Polycarp

135 Ransom Lane


Mass, 8:30 a.m.

Eucharistic Adoration in the chapel, 9 p.m.

Mary Mother of Peace Church

30839 Mount Joy Road


Mass 9 a.m.

Eucharistic Adoration 9:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. Rosary and St. Thomas More Litany 12 noon

Benediction, 5 p.m.

 St. Jude the Apostle Adoration Chapel

152 Tulip Drive


Mass celebrated at 8 a.m. Adoration all day

Holy Cross

631 State St.


Masses, 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m.

Church open all day

Adoration chapel open all day

St. Thomas More Litany available in church to pick up and pray


Maryland Eastern Shore

St. Mary Refuge of Sinners 

1515 Glasgow St.


Mass:  8 a.m.

St. Francis de Sales Parish

514 Camden Avenue


Masses at 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Chapel open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

St. John Neumann

11211 Beauchamp Road

Berlin, MD 

Mass 8 a.m.

Church will be open for prayer from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

St. Luke

9903 Coastal Highway

Ocean City, MD

Mass at 9 a.m.

Eucharistic Adoration 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.