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Announcements

Faith Environment / Safe Environment
Did you know that on the Diocesan Website there is a 30 minute presentation entitled:
For the Sake of God's Children: Safe Environment Education that explains the Diocesan
safe environment program and provides valuable information for parents and other adults
who are engaged with children?

Go to cdow.org and click on For the Sake of God's Children for more information.

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

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.

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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