St. Joseph on the Brandywine Upcoming Events

Adult Faith Formation Programs, 2016/2017

The Adult Faith Formation Committee is pleased to announce the lineup of programs for September 2016 through May 2017.

Please watch for our posters in the church and Family Center as well as save-the-date announcements in the bulletin and program details on the parish website:


Diocesan Respect Life Conference & Dinner

Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Diocesan Respect Life Conference & Dinner will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at St. Helena's Church on 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. This year's speakers include two veteran leaders in the pro-life movement. We welcome Fr. Schenck for the first time and we welcome back Fr. McFadden. To learn more about this event, please click on this link for more details.

You may register by contacting Pat Radell at or 302-723-9254, or you can sign up at

St. Joseph on the Brandywine Grade School Homecoming

Saturday-Sunday, October 22-23, 2016

Did you attend and/or graduate from St. Joseph on the Brandywine Grade School? If yes, please join us
for our homecoming reunion. There will be a special 10:30am Mass on October 23, 2016 followed by a reception
in the Family Center. The Franciscan Sisters will be visiting us and will be selling 50-50 raffle tickets.
We will also have an informal social on Saturday evening, October 22nd, starting at 6pm at the Jackson Inn.

If you are on Facebook, please check out and join the St. Joseph on the Brandywine Grade School Homecoming Weekend
for all the details. You can also RSVP for the reception on the 23rd.

If you aren't on Facebook, please contact one of the following:
Mary Bourdon Hannagan at or 302-654-1887,
Michael Handlin at or 302-731-5554, or
Phil Leach at or 302-547-6917.

This will be a wonderful reunion, so please help us get the word out to all of our alumni.

Celebrate our 175th anniversary!

Click here for more details on how to participate in celebrating our anniversary!

Learn about the life of the first person born in our Diocese to have an official cause for canonization

The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington has produced and released a short video on the life of Maryland Eastern Shore native, the Rev. Paul Wattson, SA, (1863-1940) - also known as Father Paul of Graymoor - who may be the first person born in what is now our Diocese, to be a canonized saint.

Father Paul was born in Millington, Maryland. He founded the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, initiated the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity that we celebrate each January, started programs for the homeless and those who suffer from addiction, co-founded the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, published magazines, produced radio programs, and much more.

Below is a link to the video, "Father Paul of Graymoor, Apostle of Unity and Charity: A Great Call to be Radical," made available by the Diocese of Wilmington.

Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy

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 -

The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy will conclude on the Solemnity of Christ the King on November 20, 2016.

Schedule for 2016/2017


September 19, Monday, 12:45-2 p.m.
Book Club
Joseph, the Man Who Raised Jesus
Fr. Gary Caster
Please click on this link for more details.

October 10, 17, 24, 31, and November 7 and 14; Mondays, 12:45-2:15
Bible Study
Exploring the 'Mercy Texts' in the Old and New Testaments
Anita Wood
Please click on this link for more details.

November 28, Monday, 12:45-2 p.m.
Book Club
The Long Loneliness
Dorothy Day
Please click on this link for more details.

December 3, Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon
Advent Retreat: Reflections on Old Testament Readings from Sundays in Advent
Rev. Michael Connolly
Please click on this link for more details.


Book Club meetings in February and May; dates and titles TBD

January 22, Sunday, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
God's Response to Human Sinfulness
Tom Vresics

March 4, Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon
Lent Retreat: A Closer Walk with Jesus through the Passion Narratives
Rev. James M. Jackson

March 13, 20, 27, and April 3; Mondays, 12:45-2:15
Prophetic Voices of Women in Scripture
Mary Louise Chesley-Cora

Other Events

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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