General Parish Information

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* Holy Day and Holiday Liturgy Schedule

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* Parish Structure and Administration

* History of the Parish

* Mission Statement

Announcements

Emmanuel Dining Room - Tuesday, August 11
St. Joseph's continues to provide a chicken meal to Emmanuel Dining Room once a month.
Volunteers purchase and cook 24 chicken thighs and/or bring various desserts.
Our next date to deliver our meal for Emmanuel Dining Room is Tuesday, August 11.

Please have your cooked chicken and desserts at the Family Center parking lot
by 9 A.M. on that day. We can always use more chicken cookers.

Peg Janes 302-656-3635

Cleaning and Disinfecting Process for our Church and Hall during Covid-19
During this time of the Covid-19 health crisis, St. Joseph's has implemented specific
cleaning and disinfecting procedures to keep our parishioners safe.

Click on this link for details of our cleaning / disinfecting process
as well as the safety data sheets for the products being used.


CYM Fall sports will begin on August 31st
Only outdoor sports will be offered. Volleyball will be moved to the Spring, and Softball will be offered
in the Fall, along with Soccer and Cross Country. Football may or may not be offered this year, depending
on Governor Carney's final decision. Each sport will have specific rules and policies, which will be provided
to Athletic Associations before the start of practices.

Contact Matt Carucci, Athletic Director, at MCarucci@cdow.org or 302-220-4794 with questions.

Marriage Preparation Class (Pre-Cana) information
Marriage Preparation Class (Pre-Cana) will continue to be held online in August, September, October, November,
and December. As a reminder, online Marriage Preparation classes are not the preferred method for administering
the curriculum. However, be assured that the integrity and quality of the online Marriage Preparation Program
has not been compromised due to the online platform.

Contact Colleen Lindsey, Director, at CLindsey@cdow.org or 302-295-0657 or
Eileen Gaus, Pre-Cana Coordinator, at EGaus@cdow.org or 302-295-0657 with questions.

Annual Catholic Appeal Update - July 14, 2020
"For every one of our brothers and sisters, especially the least, the most vulnerable, the defenseless
and those in need, God's very image is found."
Pope Francis.

A recent report provided by the Diocese indicates that $191,646.37 has been pledged by parishioners
to the 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal against the parish goal of $264,000.00. To those who have contributed,
please accept my personal appreciation for your support and sacrifice. For those who have not yet contributed
and are able to do so, I ask you to consider supporting the more than 30 essential ministries funded wholly
or in part by the Appeal. No gift is too small to help those in need.

Some weeks ago, a pledge card and return envelope were mailed to you in a correspondence from Bishop Malooly.
If you have misplaced your card, you can request another by calling the diocesan Development Office
at 302-573-3120 or online at CDOW website under How to Donate.

Please prayerfully consider responding to this year's Appeal, "Seeing Christ in the Faces of Others."

I pray that for those helped through the ministries supported by the Appeal, they will see
the face of Christ in your goodness.

Sincerely,
Msgr. Joseph F. Rebman, V. G.
Pastor

Call for Volunteers
To all volunteers, thank you for the ways you serve Christ and his church. If you would like to volunteer
to help during this time, please call the rectory at 302-658-7017 or email f.harkins@verizon.net.

We may need extra hands to help keep our beautiful church cleaned and sanitized after masses
as well as church monitors.

Support your parish during this health crisis
Sunday offerings are critical to the ongoing vitality and sustainability of our parish to carry
out the Mission of Jesus Christ. We understand the financial strain that many of our parishioners
are now experiencing. We ask those who are able to please continue to support your parish.

You may make your donations electronically via the CDOW My Parish Offering application,
which is available on the CDOW website under Featured Links. Or you can click on the link below:
https://www.givecentral.org/appeals-form-registration/acp5e97ee35d8963/user/guest

Know that we are always thankful for your generosity, especially during this difficult time.

Pastor's Letter on Church Reopening
Dear Members & Friends of our Faith Community:

On Wednesday, May 20th, the Bishop announced the Guidelines for the Diocese of Wilmington to
proceed with the opening of the churches in conforming to the rules of two states, Delaware and
Maryland, whose counties make up the Diocese.

Please click on the link to read the Pastor's letter on the reopening of our Church.

Peter's Pence collection date has changed to October 4
The Holy See has announced that this year's Peter's Pence collection date has changed
from June 29 to October 4 in light of the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency.

Request for Mass Cards
Requests for Mass Cards may be submitted by contacting Francine
at 302-658-7017 or by email to f.harkins@verizon.net

Let Us Pray For You:
Msgr. Rebman & Fr. Evers continue to privately fulfill all scheduled mass intentions.
Submission of prayer requests may be sent to the Silent Prayer Community,
Cindi Clare at free2day2002@yahoo.com

"I thank my God for you every time I think of you; and
every time I pray for you all, I pray with joy."
Philippians 1:3-4 (GNT)


Letter to Members of our Faith Community
Click on this link to read a letter to the Members of our Faith Community.

Parish update during Covid-19 -
Our offices are not accepting any "face-to-face" business under the current circumstances
in which we find ourselves as a nation and as a church. All meetings, events, gatherings, devotions,
confessions, and parish weekday and weekend Masses have been cancelled by order of the Bishop.

If you need to be in contact with the Parish Office or Parish Priests for any reason,
please call us at 302-658-7017. We encourage you to remain in contact with us.

Please pray through the intercession of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of
Our Lady of Wilmington that we may be protected and that this crisis will come to a swift conclusion.


Avoid Phishing Scams -
In a number of parishes, some parishioners have received emails saying they need to buy gift cards to help their pastor.
DO NOT BE TAKEN BY THIS SCAM! Click on this link for tips on how to avoid being victimized by these scams.

Parish Online Registration

To register in our Parish, please click on this link.

Thank you for your parish registration and welcome to our Church and faith community.


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