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Emmanuel Dining Room Meal Donations - February 11
Many, many thanks to the parishioners who so faithfully contribute chicken and desserts
month after month and year after year to our monthly meal commitment to Emmanuel Dining
Room East. Fifteen to twenty donors contribute every month. The staff at EDR is always
so grateful when we deliver our meal each month (which they know is so delicious!).
It means so much to the people served, about a fourth of whom are children born into poverty.

This consistent commitment to EDR is especially meaningful now as The Ministry of Caring
published in its Reaching Out Winter issue that it is currently seeking more organizations to make
the same one day a month meal commitment. Thank you, as well, to our latest volunteers who come
each month to make the stuffing portion of our meal. All your help and support is so very needed and
so very much appreciated.

St. Joseph's provides a chicken meal to Emmanuel Dining Room once a month.
Volunteers purchase and cook about 18 to 24 chicken thighs and/or bring various desserts.
Our next date to deliver our meal for Emmanuel Dining Room is Friday, February 11.

Please bring your cooked chicken and desserts to the Family Center between 8 and 9 A.M.
on that day. If you would like to help make the stuffing in the Family Center kitchen
that morning, please contact Peg Janes (302) 656-3635 or

Thank you so much for your continuing support.

Emmanuel Dining Room dates for 2022
Friday, February 11
Friday, March 11
Monday, April 11
Wednesday, May 11
Friday, June 11
Monday, July 11
Thursday, August 11
Friday, September 9
Tuesday, October 11
Friday, November 11
Friday, December 9

DRTL Hosts 2022 March for Life in Dover

Please join us in Dover on Thursday, January 13th, for our Delaware State March for Life!
This is a great opportunity to show your support for life from conception until natural death:
Life is a Human Right.

Details for the day can be found in the Events tab on the Delaware Right to Life website, , or contact DRTL at 302-832-9600 if you have questions.

9 Days For Life: January 19-27, 2022

9 Days for Life is an annual novena for the protection of human life. Each day's
intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help
build a culture of life.

To signup, go to

Current Mass Guidelines

If you are FULLY VACCINATED, you are not required to wear a mask

If you are UNVACCINATED, you are required to wear a mask

All pews are available - you may sit wherever you desire

Social Distancing is no longer required

Important Updates when Receiving Communion

Gluten Free Hosts

For those communicants who require gluten-free (GF) hosts, please let the celebrant,
usually our pastor, Monsignor Hopkins, (or visiting priest) know that you will be in his
communion line, at the end of the line. An usher may be available to help you.

Receiving the Host on the tongue

For those communicants who receive the Body of Christ on the tongue, please receive
the Host from the celebrant, Monsignor Hopkins in most instances, by using his communion
line to receive; especially in our current Covid state, please position yourself at the
end of the celebrant's Communion line, to receive the Host.

If you cannot come to the Altar for Communion

If you come to mass and cannot come to the altar in the Communion line we suggest:

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:

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

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.

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

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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