General Parish Information

* Schedule of Liturgies

* Holy Day and Holiday Liturgy Schedule

* Parish Registration and Publications

* Parish Structure and Administration

* History of the Parish

* Mission Statement


Adult and Youth Choir rehearsal schedule

The Adult and Youth Choirs will begin rehearsals on Thursday evenings.

Adult Choir will begin on Thursday, September 9, at 7:15pm in the choir loft.
New Members are very welcome!

Youth Choir begins on Thursday, September 16 at 6:15pm to 7:00pm in the Family Center.

St. Mary Assumption fall sports registration underway
Registration for St. Mary Assumption's fall sports are underway. CYM will resume a normal sports program
this year and SMA is excited to let you know of our fall sports. As many St Joe's parishioners know, we
have Football and Volleyball for grades 4 to 8. In addition, we began a Cross Country team last year and
CC is for boys and girls grades 3 through 8.

Information about our programs can be found at and if you have any questions,
please contact Mike Pietlock at

Sunday Mass obligation dispensation to be lifted for Catholics in the Diocese of Wilmington
The Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly, Bishop Emeritus and Apostolic Administrator of the
Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, has lifted the dispensation, thereby reinstating the Sunday and
Holy Day Mass obligation for Catholics in the Diocese of Wilmington, effective June 26, 2021.

The announcement was made today as part of a joint statement from the bishops of the
Province of Baltimore and the Archdiocese of Washington. Visit for more info.

Year of St. Joseph
In Dec. 2020, Pope Francis announced a Year of St. Joseph, in honor of the 150th anniversary
of the saint's proclamation as patron of the Universal Church. Pope Francis said he was
establishing the year so that "every member of the faithful, following his example, may
strengthen their life of faith daily in the complete fulfillment of God's will."

The Pope also stated that the coronavirus pandemic has heightened his desire to reflect on
St. Joseph, as so many people during the pandemic have made hidden sacrifices to protect
others, just as St. Joseph quietly protected and cared for Mary and Jesus.

"Each of us can discover in Joseph -- the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and
hidden presence -- an intercessor, a support and a guide in times of trouble," the pope wrote.
He also said he wanted to highlight St. Joseph's role as a father who served his family
with charity and humility, adding, "Our world today needs fathers."

More Information on Year of St. Joseph
Year of St. Joseph: What Catholics need to know (Catholic News Agency)
Apostolic Letter "Patris Corde" of the Holy Father Francis (from The Vatican)
Information about the Year of St. Joseph (from the USCCB)

Family Resources on Year of St. Joseph
St. Joseph Activities for Kids (from
Year of St. Joseph - free activities for kids (from
Easy Ways to Celebrate Saint Joseph in Your Catholic Home (from

Emmanuel Dining Room meal delivery
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. Please have
your cooked chicken and desserts at the Family Center parking lot by 9 A.M. on that day.

Below are the remaining dates for 2021:
Wednesday, August 11
Friday, September 10
Monday, October 11
Thursday, November 11
Friday, December 10

Your continuing support is greatly appreciated. Peg Janes 302-656-3635.

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.

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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