1 ST. JOSEPH PARISH / PARROQUIA SAN JOSE 371 East Main Street Middletown, Delaware Pentecost Sunday May 24, 2015 Saint Joseph Church PARISH MISSION STATEMENT We, the faithful of St. Joseph Parish, willingly accept our baptismal call to gather and worship as a community, to proclaim the Word of God, and to serve in the image of Jesus Christ. MISIÓN DE LA PARROQUIA Nosotros, los fieles de la Parroquia de San José, aceptamos de buena voluntad nuestro llamado bautismal a reunirnos y adorar como comunidad, a proclamar la Palabra de Dios, y a servir en la imagen de Jesucristo. OUR CHURCHES & SACRAMENT SCHEDULE St. Joseph Church: East Main Street, Middletown, DE Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:00 PM Sunday Masses: 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 AM Misa Dominical: 2:00 PM (Español) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Masses: 8:30 AM Reconciliation: Saturday at 4:00 PM St. Rose of Lima Mission: Lock St, Chesapeake City, MD Sunday Masses: 8:00, 9:30 AM Wednesday Mass: 9:00 AM Reconciliation: Sunday at 9:00 AM St. Francis Xavier Shrine: Church Road, Warwick, MD As announced COUNCIL EXECUTIVE OFFICERS Finance Council: John Sanders ( ) Pastoral Council: Amy Brenner ( ) Saint Rose of Lima Church PASTORAL OFFICE STAFF Rev. David F. Kelley, Pastor Rev. Timothy Brady, O.de.M., Associate Pastor Tim Enright, Deacon Fred Wendt, Deacon Bob Altmiller, Facilities Manager Nathan Costa, Coordinator of Liturgical Music Jackie Delaporte, Special Assistant, Sacristan Diana Gotthold, Formation Office Rosemary Hadland, Coordinator of Music Ministry Odile Jacob, Organist Mary Kirk, Director of Religious Education Richard McAloon, Business Manager Pat Sparks, Parish Secretary Antonia Tonie Vandenberg, Ministerio Hispano Mark Winterbottom, Coordinator of Youth Ministry GENERAL INFORMATION Website: Pastoral Center / Centro Pastoral: 371 E. Main Street Middletown, DE (entrance on Cleaver Farm Road) , (FAX) (toll-free from Maryland: ) Ministerio Hispano: , Ext. 104 Office Hours / Horario de la Oficina: Monday Thursday: 9:00 AM 8:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM Christ the Teacher Regional Catholic School 2451 Frazer Road Newark, DE Sr. LaVerne King, RSM Principal
2 ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL UPDATE I am pleased to announce that current St. Joseph Parish pledges of $97,779 to the Annual Catholic Appeal exceed our 2015 target of $97,000. Considering that we just completed pledging to our Capital Campaign several months ago, your generosity is truly outstanding and deeply appreciated by the diocese and our parish. This is the last weekend that pledge envelopes will be available in the pews; after this weekend they will be available in the gathering space at St. Joseph Church, in the vestibule at St. Rose Church, and at the parish of ice. We encourage anyone who has not yet made a pledge to prayerfully consider doing so- every gift will make an important difference in the life of a sister or brother in Christ somewhere across the Diocese of Wilmington. Again, on behalf of Bishop Malooly and myself, thank you for your assistance to the ministry of our diocese. God bless you, Father David CAMPAÑA CATÓLICA ANUAL Tengo el placer de anunciar que los actuales compromisos para la parroquia de San Jose de $ para la Campan a Cato lica Anual exceden nuestra meta de 2015 de $ Teniendo en cuenta que acabamos de terminar comprometie ndose a nuestra Campan a Capital hace varios meses, su generosidad es verdaderamente excepcional y profundamente apreciado por la dio cesis y la parroquia. Este es el u ltimo in de semana que los sobres de comprometen estara n disponibles en los bancos; despue s de este in de semana estara n disponibles en el espacio de reunio n en la Iglesia de San Jose, en el vestı bulo en la Iglesia de Santa Rosa, y en la o icina parroquial. Animamos si todavıá no ha hecho un compromiso de considerar en oracio n hacer lo cada donacio n hara una diferencia importante en la vida de un hermano o hermana en Cristo en algu n lugar al otro lado de la Dio cesis de Wilmington. Una vez ma s, en nombre del obispo Malooly y yo, gracias por su ayuda al ministerio de nuestra dio cesis. Salud, Padre David
3 Liturgy Notes A SIGNIFICANT DAY "And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were" (Acts 2:2). The Holy Spirit's arrival on that first Pentecost was signaled by a rush of wind. We all know what it's like when our windows are open just as a summer storm rises up. Curtains fly, papers become airborne, house plants shudder, dust is scattered. A rush of wind disrupts the orderliness of our home. The coming of the Holy Spirit, as celebrated each year at Pentecost, can also disrupt ways that have become comfortable and orderly. The Church always needs Pentecost. We need the breath of God's Spirit to blow away any complacency or malaise that has settled into our faith. Jesus breathes on his disciples and they receive the Holy Spirit. With that reception comes the power to share the Good News of salvation. Today, this is no less true for us. Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co. PLEASE MAKE NOTE Change to Mass Schedule for Summer Our parish has altered its Mass schedule for the summer months. The summer months take a toll in terms of numbers in attendance and that, in turn, affects the overall celebration of liturgy. Liturgies at St. Joseph Church will be celebrated at 8:30am and 10:30am. The Mass in Spanish will be celebrated at 1:00pm. This schedule will continue through Sunday of Labor Day weekend (September 6). There is no change in the schedule for St. Rose or for Confessions and the Saturday evening liturgy (4:00 and 5:00pm respectively). Presider s Intentions This week, our presiders will offer Masses for these intentions: Monday, May 25 St. Bede the Venerable, St. Gregory VII & St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi 10:00 AM (SFX) Our Parishioners Tuesday, May 26 St. Philip Neri 8:30 AM (SJ) Bill Williams, Sr. Wednesday, May 27 St. Augustine of Canterbury 9:00 AM (SR) Marge Goggins UN DÍA SIGNIFICATIVO "De repente se oyó un gran ruido que venía del cielo, como cuando sopla un viento fuerte, que resonó por toda la casa donde se encontraban" (Hechos 2:2). La llegada del Espíritu Santo en ese primer Pentecostés fue marcada por un viento fuerte. Todos sabemos lo que se siente cuando abrimos las ventanas en el momento en que se levanta una tormenta de verano. Las cortinas vuelan, los papeles se elevan, las plantas tiemblan y el polvo se revuelve. Un ventarrón que perturba el orden de nuestro hogar. La venida del Espíritu Santo, que celebramos cada año durante Pentecostés, también puede perturbar hábitos que se han vuelto cómodos y organizados. La Iglesia siempre necesita de Pentecostés. Necesitamos el soplo del Espíritu de Dios para que disperse nuestras autocomplacencias o cualquier malestar que ha penetrado nuestra fe. Jesús sopla en sus discípulos y reciben el Espíritu Santo. Con esa recepción viene el poder de compartir la Buena Nueva de la salvación. Hoy esa realidad no es diferente a lo que se espera de nosotros. Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co. Thursday, May 28 8:30 AM (SJ) Bill Williams, Sr. Friday, May 29 8:30 AM (SJ) Christine Ruff Saturday, May 30 5:00 PM (SJ) Christine Furdyna Sunday, May 31 The Most Holy Trinity 8:30 AM (SJ) Bill Williams, Sr. 10:30 AM (SJ) Our Parishioners 1:00 PM (SJ) 8:00 AM (SR) Intentions of Matthew Oliver 9:30 AM (SR) William Jones We are scheduling masses in November. MEMORIAL DAY MASS You may join your fellow parishioners at St. Francis Xavier Shrine in Warwick, Md. for a Memorial Day Mass on Monday, May 25 at 10:00 am. Please note there will not be a morning Mass at St. Joseph on Monday.
4 The Word in Our Lives: Readings for May 31, 2015 The Most Holy Trinity First Reading: Deuteronomy 4:32-34, Moses said to the people: Ask now of the days of old, before your time, ever since God created man upon the earth; ask from one end of the sky to the other: Did anything so great ever happen before? Was it ever heard of? Did a people ever hear the voice of God speaking from the midst of fire, as you did, and live? Or did any god venture to go and take a nation for himself by testings, by signs and wonders, by war, with strong hand and outstretched arm, and by great terrors, all of which the Lord, your God, did for you in Egypt before your very eyes? This is why you must now know, and fix in your heart, that the Lord is God in the heavens above and on earth below, and that there is no other. You must keep his statutes and commandments that I enjoin on you today, that you and your children after you may prosper, and that you may have long life on the land which the Lord, your God, is giving you forever. Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 33:4-5, 6, 9, 18-19, 20, 22 Second Reading: Romans 8:14-17 Brothers and sisters: Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received a Spirit of adoption, through whom we cry, Abba, Father! The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if only we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him. Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20 The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them. When they all saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted. Then Jesus approached and said to them, All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age. La Palabra en Nuestra Vidas: 31 de Mayo de 2015 Santísima Trinidad Primera Lectura: Deuteronomio 4:32-34, En aquellos días, habló Moisés al pueblo y le dijo: Pregunta a los tiempos pasados, investiga desde el día en que Dios creó al hombre sobre la tierra. Hubo jamás, desde un extremo al otro del cielo, una cosa tan grande como ésta? Se oyó algo semejante? Qué pueblo ha oído, sin perecer, que Dios le hable desde el fuego, como tú lo has oído? Hubo algún dios que haya ido a buscarse un pueblo en medio de otro pueblo, a fuerza de pruebas, de milagros y de guerras, con mano fuerte y brazo poderoso? Hubo acaso hechos tan grandes como los que, ante sus propios ojos, hizo por ustedes en Egipto el Señor su Dios? Reconoce, pues, y graba hoy en tu corazón que el Señor es el Dios del cielo y de la tierra y que no hay otro. Cumple sus leyes y mandamientos, que yo te prescribo hoy, para que seas feliz tú descendencia, y para que vivas muchos años en la tierra que el Señor, tu Dios, te da para siempre. Segunda Lectura: Romanos 8:14-17 Hermanos: Los que se dejan guiar por el Espíritu de Dios, ésos son hijos de Dios. No han recibido ustedes un espíritu de esclavos, que los haga temer de nuevo, sino un espíritu de hijos, en virtud del cual podemos llamar Padre a Dios. El mismo Espíritu Santo, a una con nuestro propio espíritu, da testimonio de que somos hijos de Dios. Y si somos hijos, somos también herederos de Dios y coherederos con Cristo, puesto que sufrimos con él para ser glorificados junto con él. Evangelio: Mateo 28:16-20 En aquel tiempo, los once discípulos se fueron a Galilea y subieron al monte en el que Jesús los había citado. Al ver a Jesús, se postraron, aunque algunos titubeaban. Entonces, Jesús se acercó a ellos y les dijo: Me ha sido dado todo poder en el cielo y en la tierra. Vayan, pues, y enseñen a todas las naciones, bautizándolas en el nombre del Padre y del Hijo y del Espíritu Santo, y enseñándolas a cumplir todo cuanto yo les he mandado; y sepan que yo estaré con ustedes todos los días, hasta el fin del mundo.
5 Stewardship We are less than a month away from the 2015 St. Joseph Parish Work Camp. This is one of the most successful programs that our youth have enjoyed and it affords them the opportunity to relate service back to their own lives. This year, several projects are scheduled around the parish including St. Rose, St. Joseph, and St. Francis Xavier properties. Noteworthy projects include the building of a paver walkway from the parking lot to the entrance at St. Joseph Church, landscaping at all church grounds, and many other initiatives that will further enhance the functionality and aesthetics of our parish. Additionally, our young folks will spend a day serving at the Nativity Preparatory School of Wilmington, a tuition-free Catholic school for boys from low-income families. By teaching our young people the values of service, citizenship, and discipleship; we continue to build stronger and more responsible communities for the future. If you wish to make a donation to this cause, meal sponsorships are appreciated. Please contact me or the front office for more information. The collection from last weekend was $12,950 toward our weekly offertory goal of $15,865. This brings our year-todate total to $723,628 received toward our goal of $729,790. The collection for Seminary Formation and Priests Retirement Fund was $1, Thank you for accepting the responsibility of faithful stewardship. John Sanders, President, Finance Council Esquina de Administración Estamos a menos de un mes para el programa de trabajo Campamento para la Parroquia de San José. Este es uno de los programas más exitosos que nuestros jóvenes han disfrutado y les brinda la oportunidad de servir a su Parroquia y les da propósito a sus propias vidas. Este año, varios proyectos están programados alrededor de la parroquia incluyendo Santa Rosa, San José, y las propiedades de San Francisco Javier. Proyectos destacados incluyen la construcción de una pasarela ex tendedora desde el aparcamiento a la entrada en la iglesia de San José, y muchas otras iniciativas que mejorarán aún más la funcionalidad y la estética de nuestra parroquia. Además, nuestros jóvenes pasarán un día en servicio en la Escuela Preparatoria Natividad de Wilmington, una escuela católica con matrícula gratis para los niños de familias de bajos ingresos. Que enseñan a nuestros jóvenes los valores de servicio, ser buen ciudadano continuamos construyendo comunidades más fuertes y más responsables para el futuro. Si usted desea hacer una donación a esta causa, serán muy apreciados. Por favor, póngase en contacto conmigo o con la oficina para más información John Sanders, Presidente del Consejo de Finanzas 2015 ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL He Reveals Himself in the Breaking of the Bread Annual Catholic Appeal participants who pledged through the In-Pew Commitment Weekend process can expect to receive their first payment reminder on or about June 1. Additional pledge reminders will continue through December. Please mail all payments in the self-addressed, return envelope provided with your pledge reminder. Do not make payments to the parish office or through the Offertory collection. Esquire Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning for sponsoring an ad in our Parish Bulletin Please be sure to visit our parish website and check out sponsors of our golf tournament and those businesses who advertise in our bulletin. Your support of these sponsors is one way to say thank you for their generosity. SAVE YOUR RECEIPTS! 401 East Main Street Middletown, DE (302) Roma Pizza has graciously agreed to donate 10% of all sales receipts turned in. So save those receipts and turn them into the Parish Office or place them in the offertory basket. Show your appreciation and dine at Roma Pizza and support our parish. MARTHA S GUILD Team 4 will clean on Thursday, May 28, 2015 Loretta Williams, Captain Madeline Toner Ella Garvine Doris Dill Shirley Stafford Peggy Calvani Anthony Davies George Vergel Kathleen Majewski Nancy Terranova Ann Thompson Kathy Ursitti For more information or to volunteer, please call Loretta Williams,
6 Social Concerns MINISTRY TO THOSE IN NEED Through your generosity last weekend we received $ from the Poor Box at St. Joseph and $29.00 from the Poor Box at St. Rose of Lima. Thank you for continuing to assist those in need. CCEA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY The CCEA Community Wellness Director has moved out of the area. This is a part-time Volunteer Position which is a critical position for one of our many ministries. Hours are 9-noon Tuesday and Wednesday plus meeting attendance and planning as required. We are looking for a nursing or social service professional. If you are interested please call or for more information on the position. A volunteer application is available on-line QZWKk2ecVO The Town of Chesapeake City Officials and AHA Instructors are offering CPR/AED classes to community members on May 6:00pm in the Town Hall, 108 Bohemia Ave. Registration required - limited to 20 participants per class, open to all ages. Cost $5 per person for card processing fee. For registration and information contact David A. Pardee Sr., ELKTON COMMUNITY KITCHEN The Elkton Community Kitchen continues to serve those in need in the Elkton area by providing a meal to families and individuals. Our next date to serve is Friday, June 12. The menu will be Sloppy Joe sandwiches, homemade salads, baked beans, chips, fruit and dessert. Anyone interested in donating and/or in serving should contact Wilma Fitzner at or VOCATIONS REFLECTION Today s reading from the Acts of the Apostles describes the first Pentecost: And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. There are many gifts, and there are many vocations. What are you doing to find yours? If you think God might be calling you to religious life or to priesthood, please call or write Father David Kelley, Diocesan Director of Priestly and Religious Vocations ( ; Be sure to visit our website: Parish Life NEW TO THE PARISH The following people have registered in our parish recently: Keith Anzilotti of Middletown We pray that you will become closer to God through your participation in our Faith Community. We look forward to getting to know you. Welcome! PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL We remember in prayer all those who are ill, especially Shannon Faust, Tony Swecz, Christine Laphan, Vera Gortowski, Jennie Sytnik, Anne Thomas, Margaret Wicks, Marguerite King, Sue Osborne, Karen McKenna, Antoinette Gelfo, Lea Castelli, Bruce Wendt, Penny Reuss, Ellen Roberts, Baby Lucy Garilalbi, Larry Reyes, and Peggy Robinson. MAY THE ANGELS LEAD THEM INTO PARADISE Please remember in your prayers parishioner Edward Pyne, our deceased parishioners, loved ones, and benefactors. Grant them eternal rest, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS Youth Fellowship offers young people an opportunity to meet and openly discuss faith matters, participate in exciting group activities, and learn new ways to enjoy and live life to the fullest. There are also many opportunities for young people to plan their own events and activities to share their creativity. Interest youth should contact Mark Winterbottom, , ext. 106, or YOUTH WORK CAMP JUNE 12-20, 2015 Registration for the youth summer work camp is open to all young people, ages 13 through 18. Work camp will take place on the parish campuses this year, and the projects will center around parish improvements and upkeep. To sponsor the work camp program with your financial support, or if you are interested in registering for Work Camp, please contact the Youth Minister, Mark Winterbottom, at , Ext. 106.
7 CARNIVAL NEWS Carnival Volunteer NEWS 2015 Great news: we are all set-up Carnival Volunteer Recruitment online. You can review your personal and/or your family calendar in the comfort of your home to see when you can volunteer! We begin signups for Volunteers after all Masses on May 17, We're using VolunteerSpot to organize the volunteers for our St. Joseph Carnival 2015! Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot - Enter your address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually Terry Fresconi Thank you everyone for all your volunteering!! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SET UP/TAKE DOWN YOUR HELP IS WANTED!! If you have time, we would love to have your help with pre-carnival activities. Most set-up will take place after Masses the weekend before the Carnival. Check your calendar then Terry Fresconi, with your availability. We will provide everything you need along with simple instructions how to help. CARNIVAL KITCHEN WISH LIST 2015 As in years past, we are seeking donations to help defray the cost of supplies for the indoor dining room and outdoor food court. Donations can be placed in the collection in an envelope marked Carnival Kitchen. Please indicate which item you would like to cover. Call Kevin Corcoran, , or Mark Winterbottom, , with any questions. Items include: Coffee urns (2) $75 each Chafing dishes (2) $35 each Fryer $1000 Cutting boards (4) $20 each Cups (4 cases) $90 Napkins (3 cases) $90 Carry-out Trays (4 cases) $40 per case Sterno Fuel Cups (7 cases) $37 per case Aluminum Pans (6 cases) $32 per case Foil Wrap (8 boxes) $25 per box Frying Oil $34 per box Cleaning Supplies $250 Condiments $300 Powdered Drinks $200 Table Settings $200 Plastic Storage Containers $ 75 Serving Utensils $150 6 cases paper plates for funnel cakes $ 26 per case 2 cases napkins for funnel cakes $ 10 per case In addition, if your business would like to make a donation of a product or services or perhaps sports game tickets to be one of our nightly giveaways, please let us know. PARENTING POINTERS "We are inhabitants of Egypt...Libya...Rome...Arabs, yet we hear them speaking in our own tongues." (Acts 2:8-11) As we increasingly become a global community, how much do your children know about other cultures. Pick one. Google it. Learn at least one new word in a foreign language this weekend. MARRIAGE MOMENTS Praying together as a couple can be a deep and perhaps awkward form of intimacy. It takes great trust to pour out your heart to God in the presence of your spouse. A first step may be praying for each other even if not in one another's presence. A second step may be silent meditation in each other's presence. Take a step this week.
8 This Week in Our Parish Monday, May 25 Parish Offices Closed in observance of Memorial Day There is no morning mass at St. Joseph 10:00 AM Memorial Day mass at St. Francis Xavier 8:00 PM Friends of Bill W in Rms. 5 & 7 Tuesday, May 26 6:30 PM Columbiettes Meeting in Rms. 5 & 7 7:00 PM Cub Scouts in Parish Center Wednesday, May 27 9:30 AM English as a Second Language in Rm. 6 10:30 AM Bible Study in Rms. 5 & 7 6:00 PM Cantor Rehearsal in St. Joseph Church 6:30 PM SVdP Conference Meeting in Rm. 1 6:30 PM CADC Classes in Rms. 5 & 7 7:00 PM Parish Choir in St. Joseph Church 7:00 PM Charismatic Prayer in Rm. 6 Thursday, May 28 6:30 PM Contemporary Choir in St. Joseph Church 7:00 PM Boy Scouts in Parish Hall 7:00 PM Carnival Meeting in Rm. 3 8:00 PM Friends of Bill W in Rms. 5 & 7 Friday, May 29 6:00 PM Rental in St. Rose Hall Saturday, May 30 9:00 AM Rental in St. Rose Hall 4:00 PM Confessions in St. Joseph Church 5:00 PM Mass in St. Joseph Church Sunday, May 31 1:00 PM Misa en Español in St. Joseph Church 7:00 PM Youth Fellowship PARISH OFFICE CLOSED The Parish Offices will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY We welcome you to join us for Bible Study on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 AM in the parish center when we break open the Scriptures for the coming Sunday. We encourage people to share how the readings touch their lives or to sit quietly and listen as others reflect on them. Facilitated by Deacon Fred Wendt and others, the conversation is easy and informative. Come when and as often as you d like. If you have questions please call Deacon Fred, , ext Christian Formation REGISTRATION INFORMATION All of the forms necessary for Religious Education registration for summer and fall sessions are now available on the parish website. The updated Religious Education Registration forms for grades 1st through 8th and the registration form for the sacraments of Reconciliation & First Eucharist can be filled out online. If your child has completed grade level one and is enrolling in grade level two you must complete a separate form to register for the sacramental preparation of Reconciliation and Eucharist. This is a separate process from Religious Education class registration and has a separate schedule and fee. Registrations and your preferred method of payment are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. New this year: a copy of the Diocesan Form A: Annual Consent and Release must be filled out and submitted for each student at the time of registration. Please note that we have seven different sessions: four sessions that follow a three hour time frame, two sessions that follow a two and a half hour time frame, and one session that follows a ninety minute time frame. As in the past, confirmation of session selection will be communicated via . Registrations being paid with a credit card may be faxed to the parish office; all others must be mailed or brought in. RCIA The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program is designed to help Inquirers on their faith journey. If you or someone you know has expressed an interest in joining the Catholic Church, please contact Deacon Tim Enright, , ext. 119, , or At Pentecost, the Spirit of the Lord is given to the disciples. Bring It Home this week by seeking the gifts of the Spirit -- Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel (right judgment), Knowledge, Piety (reverence), and Fear of the Lord (wonder and awe) in your daily choices throughout this week. Engage your household in a conversation about what you experience throughout the week. BIBLE STUDY & PRAYER GROUP Dennis and Jan Faust host a Bible Study and Prayer group on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month in their home. Please call for directions. A second group, hosted by Ed & Mary Sumner, meets on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month to discuss the readings for the following Sunday. Please call for directions. All are welcome!
9 GOOD NEWS Listen to Catholic Forum every Sunday morning at 10:05 a.m. on WDEL now found on FM, 1150 AM and Next Sunday, May 31 st, learn about St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and an exciting new exhibit at the Seton Shrine in Emmitsburg, Maryland. For photos, information regarding upcoming guests and more, Like Catholic Forum on Facebook at Around the Diocese VACATION FOR CATHOLICS Portugal, Estorill Coast, Azores & Madeira Islands with Fr. Tom Flowers from November Visit Fatima churches & castles, scenic villages, volcanic lakes, pineapple & tea plantations, botanical gardens, waterfalls & hot springs and more! Vacation for Catholics, or for more information. MINISTRY OF CARING BUS TRIP TO NIAGARA FALLS Join us, Monday, June 22 Friday, June 26 th for a fun, 5-day bus trip to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada with a visit to Toronto. Proceeds help fund Ministry programs to help poor and homeless people in the Wilmington area. The cost is $650 per person, double occupancy $185 additional for single occupancy. For brochure or reservations, contact: Annie Halverson at or (302) *$250 deposit required with reservation 2015 MARRIAGE RETROUVAILLE Are you experiencing stress or trouble in your marriage? The Retrouvaille Marriage Weekend Program offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship. Thousands of couples headed for cold, unloving relationships or divorce have successfully overcome their marriage problems by attending the program. The 2015 Retrouvaille weekend program will be held August 7-9 at Malvern Retreat House in Malvern, PA. For information on the program please visit the website or to register for the weekend please call All calls are confidential. WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER Today is Pentecost Sunday. Is there evidence that the Holy Spirit is working through us; are the fruits of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control in our lives and marriage? The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is scheduled for November 6-8 in Rehoboth Beach, DE. For more information, visit our website at -delmar.org or to register for the weekend, please call Dave and Cyndi JOB OPPORTUNITIES TRUCK DRIVER The Diocese of Wilmington Catholic Charities Thrift Store which provides quality pre-owned clothing, furniture and miscellaneous household items to the community at a minimal cost is seeking a full time Truck Driver. Excellent benefit package including health/dental insurance, prescription plan, 403 (b), LTD, FSA, voluntary group life, accident, cancer and hospital confinement insurance and generous time off policy. FEE FOR SERVICE IMMIGRATION SPECIALIST The Diocese of Wilmington Catholic Charities is seeking an experienced Fee for Service Immigration Specialist to provide client services in the Immigration and Refugee Resettlement Program in Wilmington, Delaware. Candidate is responsible for assessing clients for service eligibility, assisting clients to prepare necessary government applications and documentation and referring clients to community services as needed. Bi-lingual required (Spanish/English). Familiarity with immigration and refugee resettlement procedures, a valid driver s license and insurable driving record is mandatory. Within 30 days of hire it will be required to begin the application process to successfully seek Certification from the Board of Immigration Appeals. Work schedule is flexible and will be determined by client needs up to 19 hours per week. Associates degree in Human Services and 1-2 years experience preferred. For more information or to apply for either job, see our posting on Careerbuilder.com EOE.
10 ST. JOSEPH PARISH GOLF OUTING SPONSORS The Parish and the Golf Committee want to thank all who participated in our Seventh Annual Golf Outing held on May 15 at Back Creek Golf Club. Our gratitude extends to all the sponsors, players, and volunteers alike. Without their support this outing would not have been possible. Eighty-two players participated in this year s outing, while about 100 companies and individuals supported the outing by sponsoring a hole, a pin flag, a skill contest, a brochure ad and/or by providing goods or services. All monies raised from the outing go toward various church ministries. Following is a list of companies and individuals who provided sponsorship for the outing. We ask all parish members to support these businesses as you make purchasing decisions in the future. Thank you. LUNCHEON SPONSOR Middletown Family Dentistry BEVERAGE CART SPONSOR Flooring Solutions, Inc. PHOTOGRAPHY SPONSOR Town & Country Salon PIN FLAG SPONSORS A&A Mechanical Service, Inc. Bay View Internal Medicine Cochran Liquors Fulton Paper & Party Knights of Columbus Insurance Lawn Doctor Lawn Quenchers Rhodes Custom Auto & Collision Center Roma Pizza SC Associates Tax & Accounting Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes Strata Law, LLC Technitune Auto Repair Tender Loving Kare Woloshin, Lynch and Natalie HOLE SPONSORS Access Labor Service Anchor Buick GMC- Hole-In-One Andy & Hilde Burger Bearing Construction, Inc. Charles Tyre Flooring Clifford B. Hearn, Jr., PA Diamond Car Wash DSS International, LLC Foraker Construction HealthSouth of Middletown Kreston Wine & Spirits Lawn Doctor Morgan Stanley Shone Lumber Summit Mechanical, Inc. The Vukich Family CLOSEST TO PIN SPONSORS Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home Christiana Mechanical, Inc. Shackleford Landscape Group LONGEST DRIVE MEN & WOMEN Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home PRACTICE RANGE SPONSOR Mumford & Miller Concrete, Inc. BROCHURE AD SPONSORS A-1 Sanitation Services Cecil Whig Chesapeake Utilities Cipolloni Brothers Cook Family Dentistry Drinker Biddle DSS International, LLC Flame-Tech Morgan Stanley MOT Senior Center Our Daily Bread The Columbiettes Tyco Printing Patterson Schwartz Vicky Miller Style Connection Wiso s Crabs & Seafood IN-KIND GIFT DONATIONS Buffalo Wild Wings Cantwell Tavern/Deer Park Tavern Chesapeake Inn Restaurant & Marina Dan Roberts Dove Run Wine & Spirits Filasky s Produce Fred Wendt Friendly s Hearth Restaurant Iron Hill Brewery LaCasa Pasta Restaurant Logullo's Country Market Mid-County Lanes Ruby Tuesday Saladworks The Village Gym Vincent & Susan Morrotti Westown Movies Willey Farms of DE Witches Cleaning Services PUTTING GREEN SPONSORS Mumford & Miller Concrete, Inc. Knights of Columbus #6543 Bath Fitter $100 PLUS CLUB GIFT DONATIONS Back Creek Golf Club Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club Dick s Sporting Goods Dover International Speedway Frog Hollow Golf Club Garrisons Lake Golf Club Golf Galaxy Golfsmith Heritage Shores Golf Club Herr s Johnson Controls N.K.S. Distributors, Inc. Odessa National Golf Club Patriots Glen Pepsi Rehoboth Beach Country Club St. Joseph Parish Religious Ed Program St. Joseph Parish Carnival Standard Distributing Co. Tavistock Country Club The Wilmington Blue Rocks Total Wine & More U of D Conference Services World Class Wholesale GOODIE BAG SPONSORS ALL Therapy Helen Garton, Realtor