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!


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 Spring 2016


Book Club
Treason: A Catholic Novel of Elizabethan England
Dena Hunt
Monday, June 13, 12:45-2:00 p.m.
Please click on this link for more details.

Schedule for Fall 2016


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.

Other Events

Archived 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

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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