St. Joseph on the Brandywine Upcoming Events

Another Year, More Opportunities to Strengthen Your Faith
Through Our Adult Faith Formation Program

The Adult Faith Formation Committee is pleased to announce that we will focus our offerings for 2015/2016 on the following theme: Returning to the Roots of Our Catholic Faith. Our speakers will focus on Church history and the great saints. In addition, in honor of Pope Francis's visit to our region, our book club will begin the year with a discussion of the Pope's latest book.

You will note that our first program is scheduled for September 27, the weekend when the Pope will be in Philadelphia. For those of you who plan to watch the Mass on television, rather than travel to Philadelphia, rest assured that the showing of the Catholicism DVD will finish in plenty of time to allow you to return home to catch this historic event.

Watch for our posters in the church and Family Center as well as save-the-date announcements in the bulletin and program details on this website.

We look forward to seeing you this fall!


Eight Year of Mercy Holy Doors to be opened in the Diocese on December 13, 2015.

The Diocese of Wilmington will mark the beginning of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy with the opening of eight Holy Doors located throughout Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore.

On Sunday, December 13, Bishop Malooly will open the Holy Door and celebrate Mass at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Easton at 10:30 a.m. That day, Holy Door will also be opened at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Wilmington, Delaware; St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church in Greenville, Delaware; Holy Spirit Church in New Castle, Delaware; St. Elizabeth Church in Wilmington; St. Margaret of Scotland near Newark, Delaware; St. Ann Church in Bethany Beach, Delaware; and Holy Cross Church in Dover, Delaware.

Information about the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy is available at a special Vatican website -
Diocese of Wilmington events that are tied into the Jubilee of Mercy will be announced on the diocesan website -

Schedule for Fall 2015


Book Club
Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life
by Richard Rohr, OFM

November 2, 12:45 to 2 p.m.
Please click on this link for more details.

Anita Wood
"Women in Church History, part 2: Life and Writings of Women Mystics"
Mondays, 12:45 to 2:15, November 9 and 16
Please click on this link for more details.


Rev. William Melnick
Advent Retreat: "The Prophets of Advent"
December 5, Saturday, 8 a.m. to Noon
Please click on this link for more details.

Annual Christmas Concert
December 13, Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Please click on this link for more details.

Schedule for Spring 2016


Neil Kane
"Is there a Doctor (of the Church) in the House?"
January 10, Sunday, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Please click on this link for more details.

Book Club
Sarah by Marek Halter
January 25, Monday, 12:45-2 p.m.
Please click on this link for more details.


Rev. Michael Connolly, OSFS
Lent Retreat: The Passion Narrative of St. Luke
February 6, Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon

Sr. Sally Russell, SSJ
"The Three Pillars of Lent"
February 22 and 29; Mondays, 12:45-2:15


Sr. Sally Russell, SSJ
"The Three Pillars of Lent"
March 7 and 14; Mondays, 12:45-2:15

Other Events

World Meeting of Families - Philadelphia 2015 | September 22-27, 2015

It's Official: Pope Francis will be joining us in Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families in 2015!
Please Join Us!
Click on this link for more information

Archived Events

Monsignor Rebman's Jubilee Celebration- July 23, 2011

Monsignor Rebman's jubliee celebration was held on July 23, 2011 at the Family Center.
Click on this link to view photos from Monsignor Rebman's Jubilee.

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