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

Listen to Peg Janes, parishioner, on the podcast "One of Us"
"One of Us" is brief snapshot of people who support the church in various ways in the
Diocese of Wilmington. This week's episode features Peg Janes, who is one of our parishioners.

Click on this link to listen to the episode.

Bishop Malooly offers prayers for President-elect Biden, looks to the future with hope
The Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, has issued
the following statement on the 2020 Presidential Election:

"St. Paul reminds us in today's second reading that as Christians, we are called to be people of hope.
No matter where we might fall on the political spectrum, we must seize this moment as an opportunity
to begin to heal the crippling divisions in our great nation. These fractures were forged over decades
and reconciliation will take time and patience. It begins with each of us. Today I congratulate
President-elect Biden. We all must pray for the President-elect and President Trump during this time
of transition and we look to the future with hope that as one Nation under God, we will continue be
a beacon of freedom and prosperity to the world."


The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington was established in 1868 and comprises 56 parishes, 18 missions
and 30 schools serving the State of Delaware and the nine counties of Maryland's Eastern Shore.
More information is available at cdow.org

Retirement Fund for Religious
Aging religious need your help. Senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests have
offered their lives in service to others-educating the young, comforting the sick, seeking justice
for the oppressed. Today, many are frail, elderly, and in need of assistance. Your gift to the
Retirement Fund for Religious helps to furnish medications, nursing care, and other necessities.
Please give generously to the second collection on December 5 & 6 or via online giving.

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.

Making Spirits Bright - Advent Angel Program
The Advent Angel Tree is an annual ministry of St. Joseph on the Brandywine. It is an opportunity
to bring the love of Christ to our neighbors in need during the Christmas season. The mission of the
Advent Angel Ministry is to assist the needy by offering gifts and essentials of daily living such as
food and shelter.

If you would like to learn more about this event, click on this link. CYM Spark Conference - November 19 to 21
Don't miss the CYM Spark Conference for all 6th to 12th grade students and their families.
It will be held from November 19 to 21 7 to 8:30pm.

If you would like to learn more about this event, click on this link.

5th Annual Bishop's 5K run/walk on Saturday, November 21
Join Catholic Charities and Bishop Malooly on Saturday, November 21, 2020 for the 5th Annual Bishop's 5K run/walk.
This year's event will be held in person and virtual.

The event takes place at St. Mark's High school. Visit The Bishop's 5K to register and see all the sponsorship levels
and prizes that are available. There is also a prize level for the Diocesan Catholic Schools with the most participants,
including family. There is a $29/registration fee. For those under age 18 the fee is $19/registration.
All proceeds benefit Catholic Charities outreach.

Did you know that one in 10 residents in Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland receives at least one service
from Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington? You can support our most vulnerable neighbors and enjoy
a great morning workout by participating in this run.

Bishop Malooly will be at the starting line AND finish line of the event! Will you?

First Saturday Devotional Mass resumed on October 3
Effective Saturday, October 3rd, we will resume the First Saturday Devotional Mass at 8:00 a.m.,
which is sponsored by the SJOB Knights. All are welcome to attend.

For the balance of the year the First Saturday Devotional Mass will be:
October 3rd
November 1st
December 6th


2020 Dates for Food Pantry Collection - Last Sunday of the Month
October 25th
November 29th
December 27th


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.

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

Civilize it - Dignity Beyond the Debate 2020
Jesus uses the parable of the Good Samaritan to answer a question that is both searing and simple:
"Who is my neighbor?" (Luke 10: 29). Our familiarity with this parable makes it easy for us now to identify
as "neighbor" those on the margins of our society such as those experiencing homelessness or poverty.
But how often do we see our neighbor in the person who disagrees with us?

Click on this link to read a call for Civil Dialogue: A response to Jesus' call to love our neighbor

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.


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.

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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