St. Joseph on the Brandywine Upcoming Events

Adult Faith Formation Programs, 2017/2018

The Adult Faith Formation Committee is pleased to announce the line-up of programs for September 2017 through May 2018.

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:

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Video tour of St. Mary Star of the Sea Church and Tubman Chapel in Dorchester County

The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington has released a new video tour of the original St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, now called the Tubman Chapel; and the current St. Mary Star of the Sea, located across Hoopers Island Road from the original church, in Golden Hill, Dorchester County, Maryland.

The video is the fifth in a series featuring historic churches of the Diocese of Wilmington and may be viewed by clicking on the link below:

Other churches included the St. Francis Xavier Shrine (Old Bohemia) in Warwick, Cecil County, Maryland; Old St. Joseph's Mission Church near Cordova, in Talbot County, Maryland; St. Peter the Apostle in Queenstown, Queen Anne's County, Maryland; and the Cathedral of St. Peter in Wilmington, Delaware. Additionally, the diocese 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 the Diocese, to be a canonized saint.

All these videos are available on the Diocese of Wilmington's YouTube channel - and on the diocesan 150th anniversary page -

Two History Books to Celebrate the Diocesan 150th Anniversary Now Available

Two history books, "Rejoicing in the Lord" & "Family of Faith" have been published to help commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. "Rejoicing in the Lord" is a hard-cover, 336-page, full-color, glossy 10 inch by 10 inch book that features histories and photographs of all Catholic churches in Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore, plus biographies of all nine Wilmington bishops, with important ministries and events highlighted. "Family of Faith" is a 35-page, color diocesan history done in the comic book or graphic novel style that would appeal to middle schoolers and teens.

"Rejoicing in the Lord" is available for $40.00 each and "Family of Faith" is sold for $18.00 each. Items will be available after all Masses outside the Church on the weekend of 11/3 & 11/4 after 5 p.m. mass and after all Sunday Masses.

Please click on this link to view/download the flyer.

Schedule for 2018 - 2019


November 12, Monday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Babysitting Provided)
November 13, Monday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Understanding any Addiction and their Spiritual Solutions
Presented by Sister Margerite Walsh, SSJ

Please join us in the St. Joseph on the Brandywine's Family Center for Understanding any Addiction and their Spiritual Solutions, presented by Sister Margerite Walsh. Most people think that addiction refers to only drugs and alcohol. However it takes many forms such as on-line gaming, food, exercise, shopping and many more.

Sister Margie will describe how to unleash the transformational power of "Twelve - Step Spirituality" to combat these addictions. Understanding and practicing these steps will help you move towards emotional and spiritual sobriety.

If you plan to attend, please click this link to register. We look forward to seeing you.

November 19, Monday, 12:45 to 2 p.m.
Book Club
The Women Of Christmas
by Liz Curtis Higgs

The next meeting of the St. Joseph on the Brandywine Book club is scheduled for Monday, November 19 at 12:45 pm.
We will be discussing The Women of Christmas by Liz Curtis Higgs.
In the spirit of Advent, experience the season afresh with Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna.

All are welcome. If you plan to attend, please click this link to register.

December 9, Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Christmas Concert

Oratorio de NoŽl, Op.12 by Camille Saint-SaŽns and Traditional Christmas Carols with Audience Participation Presented by the Music Ministry of Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church with Guest Soloists, Choir, Chamber Ensemble, and Organ.

There will be a free will offering. All are welcome!

Click here to download the flyer for the program.

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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