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

Announcements

Mass schedule for November 1st
Although All Saints is not a Holyday of obligation this year, we will have 7 a.m. and 12:05 mass
on Monday, November 1st.

The Holyday Obligation is suspended in the USA when the solemnity falls on Saturday or Monday.

Food Pantry Collection - Last Sunday of the Month in October
Our food pantry volunteers wish to thank everyone for your generous donations. Donations received
at St Joseph on the Brandywine are distributed to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Catherine of Siena.
The next collection will be Sunday October 31st.

We are seeking donations of: whole grain breakfast cereals, oatmeal, pancake mix (add water only),
coffee & tea bags, canned low fat evaporated milk, power bars, nuts, dried fruits, canned fruit in juice,
natural applesauce, canned low salt vegetables, canned tuna, salmon, or chicken, canned soups, stew,
or chili, rice & canned beans, pasta & tomato sauce, peanut butter & jelly, all-purpose flour, olive or
canola oil, shampoo & bar soaps, toothpaste & toilet paper, dish detergent, laundry detergent.

Stockings for Soldiers - collection from October 30 to November 14
Our St. Joseph on the Brandywine Knights of Columbus are sending some Holiday cheer to our
brave troops serving around the world.

We will be collecting donated items and cards from October 30 to November 14 at
St. Joseph on the Brandywine.

Click on this link for more information on how to participate in this program.

Basket for Babies - October 2021


Throughout October, the Pro-Life Committee at St. Joseph on the Brandywine will be
collecting gift items to support unwed mothers through Birthright of Delaware in an effort
to show affirmation and support to unwed mothers.

Click on this link for details about this effort

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 TheReligionTeacher.com)
Year of St. Joseph - free activities for kids (from Catechist.com)
Easy Ways to Celebrate Saint Joseph in Your Catholic Home (from TheKennedyAdventures.com)

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:
Thursday, November 11
Friday, December 10

Emmanuel Dining Room dates for 2022
Tuesday, January 11
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

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:
https://www.givecentral.org/appeals-form-registration/acp5e97ee35d8963/user/guest

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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