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:


Correction: All Saints' Day (Nov. 1) - holy day of obligation

We have a correction to the announcement in Sunday's bulletin. All Saints' Day, Tuesday November 1, is a holy day of obligation for 2016.

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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