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Announcements

2020 Diocese of Wilmington "Blue Mass" Celebration on Friday, October 2
Attention active and retired law enforcement, fire EMT, and military personnel and their families.
Bishop Malooly invites you to the 2020 Diocese of Wilmington "Blue Mass," in-person or live-streamed
on Friday, October 2 at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Elizabeth Church, 809 South Broom Street, Wilmington, Delaware.

Masks and social distancing is required. Visit cdow.org/coronavirus for details. The "Blue Mass" honors
the local, county, state, and federal law enforcement, fire, emergency medical, and military personnel
who live and work in Delaware and on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Those currently serving, the retired,
and their families are invited to attend or watch the live-stream on the Diocese of Wilmington YouTube Channel.

Thank you for your service.

Vocation Office News - August 2020
Click on this link to read the August 2020 edition of Vocation Office News

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

Racial Justice and the Catholic Church - Zoom forum
A Zoom forum on "Racial Justice and the Catholic Church" sponsored by St. Catherine of Siena and
Resurrection Parishes will be held on four Wednesdays from 7-8:30 pm. on the following dates:
September 30th, October 14th, October 28th and November 11th.

Text will be Fr. Bryan Massingale's book by that name. There will be discussion of the book,
then testimony by panel members with feedback from listeners.

To sign up and receive a zoom link and a copy of the book, contact St. Catherine of Siena Parish
at 302-633-4900 or email Fr. John Hynes at jhynesscs@aol.com.

Share in the Spirit Collection - September 21st and 22nd
Dear Friends,

Parishioners throughout the diocese will be asked to help make the dream of a Catholic education a reality
for struggling Catholic families the weekend of Sept. 21 and 22nd. Monies raised through this collection
coupled with the diocese's tuition assistance endowment provides financial assistance to hundreds of deserving
families who seek a Catholic education for their children but who cannot afford the full cost of tuition.
Through this collection, our Bishop is reaching out to believing and worshipping Catholics like you to assist him
in ensuring that the Catholic commitment to total education of our children does not fade away because people
cannot afford it. Since the Church has the mission to educate and since this mission directly affects the
quality of life we experience as Catholics, all of us have a stake in Catholic education.

It is in light of this reality that I ask you to consider supporting next week's Share in the Spirit collection.
God bless you for your goodness. To learn more about the Share in the Spirit collection and its importance,
go to the diocesan website at www.cdow.org/sharespirit.html.

Sincerely,
Msgr. Joseph F. Rebman, V. G.
Pastor

Bishop's Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass Cancellation
Due to COVID-19, the Bishop's Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass, scheduled for October 18, 2020,
has been cancelled. Even though the Mass will not take place, all couples celebrating their
5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th wedding anniversary, or any anniversary
beyond 50th, will be honored with a certificate (mailed to the address provided on the form).

Please click on this link to download/complete the form. Return the completed form by
October 16 to the Office for Marriage and Family Life at 1626 N. Union Street, Wilmington, DE 19806,
or you can email to ljackson@cdow.org.

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.

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.

Peter's Pence collection date has changed to October 4
The Holy See has announced that this year's Peter's Pence collection date has changed
from June 29 to October 4 in light of the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency.

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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