St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church


Below are videos that we would like to share with our parishioners.

You can also view these videos (including previous events) on
our YouTube channel.

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Sunday Mass

Sunday Mass - January 24, 2021 - Third Sunday of Ordinary Time
at St. Joseph on the Brandywine

We are also providing a worship aid (password-protected),
which you can use to follow along the Mass.
Click on this link to view/download the worship aid for the January 24 Mass

Note: password-protecting the worship aid is a requirement placed by OCP,
which is providing the use of the worship aid.

The password was included on the email for subscribers of our mailing list as
well as displayed at the start of the video (displayed 1 minute into the Mass).

You may also email
to get the password to the worship aid.

Sunday Mass - January 17, 2021 - Mass Schedule Notice

St. Joseph on the Brandywine Youth Choir

A Special Thank You To Mrs. Eva Lyons, our former DRE

"The Prayer" by Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster
St. Joseph on the Brandywine Youth Choir
Dr. Michael Marinelli, accompanist
Mary Ellen Schauber, Director

"We are an Easter People"

SJOB Youth Choir sing "We are an Easter People".
Dr. Michael Marinelli recorded the piano accompaniment
in the background.

The four siblings, Caroline, Annie, Katie and Megan, have attended
choir rehearsals via Zoom to prepare the anthem.

"Jesus Christ is Risen Today"

SJOB Youth Choir sing "Jesus Christ is Risen Today" with recorded
organ accompaniment provided by Dr. Michael Marinelli.

Happy Easter to all of our parishioners!

Other Videos

Year of Saint Joseph

Pope Francis declared the time between December 8, 2020 and
December 8, 2021 as the Year of Saint Joseph.

The Office of Communication has updated the YouTube video
"Images of Saint Joseph from the Catholic Churches of Delaware
and Maryland's Eastern Shore"
to reflect the Year of Saint Joseph.

Click on the image above to view the video message.

The Nativity Gospels
A Virtual Christmas Concert presented by the Music Ministry
St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, Sunday, December 13, 2020

Since we are unable to gather for our traditional parish Christmas Concert
this year, we have brought the Concert to you, so that you may participate
from your homes whenever it is convenient during the Christmas Season.

On behalf of Mary Ellen Schauber, Director of Choirs, I am grateful to the
many talented parishioners who agreed to be recorded safely in order to present
this musical telling of the Nativity. With masks, social distancing, ventilation,
personal copies of music, and lots of sanitization of hands and surfaces,
the program was assembled over weeks in the fall.

Special thanks to our guest artist, Meagan Miller, an internationally known
opera singer. Meagan is an Archmere graduate and a former voice student of
Mary Ellen Schauber. Due to a cancelled engagement in Australia, she was visiting
family in Chadds Ford and graciously made herself available for this project.
Ms. Miller is familiar to SJOB audiences as she was guest soloist in our
presentation of the Charpentier "Te Deum" a few years back. Her presentation of
"O Holy Night" is an awesome gift to us.

Thanks, also, to Mary Ellen for her vocal coaching and choir directing.
In addition, she honed newly found skills as sound technician and videographer.
The collaborated movie production we created features small groups of performers
from our music ministry, recorded live in the church.

Finally, I am grateful to our pastor, Msgr. Joseph Rebman, our Associate Pastor,
Father Glenn Evers, and Deacon Michael Stankewicz for their enthusiastic support
of the music ministry of the parish. As Saint Augustine said, "He who sings well
prays twice."

Wishing you all a Blessed and Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year!
We hope you enjoy it!

Michael A. Marinelli
Director of Liturgy and Music

20th Annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service
Thursday, November 19, 2020

The 20th Annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service is now available for viewing.
It features Msgr. Rebman, Fr. Evers, along with other local church clergy.

Marian Devotions
at St. Joseph on the Brandywine

The Catholic Church, during the month of October, has traditionally highlighted
devotions to Mary, the Mother of God, as Our Lady of the Rosary. This feast is
celebrated on October 7. Throughout the month, Catholics are encouraged to
pray the rosary and reflect on the messages that the Blessed Mother has given to
the world through her many apparitions, in addition to the Gospel accounts of
her exemplary life on earth.

This Marian Meditation includes images of various apparitions of the
Blessed Mother over the years, in addition to other images of her that depict
the many titles and virtues attributed to her. The musical selections are:

Ave Maria by Harry Wheaton Howard was written in 1934. Howard was
for many yearsthe organist at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the
Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

Lady of Knock was written in 1981 by Irish singer Dana Rosemary Scallon.
The song tells of the story of Knock in County Mayo, Ireland, where there was
an apparition of the Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph and St. John the Evangelist at
the south gable of Knock Parish Church in 1879.

Mother, At Your Feet Is Kneeling, published in 1919 by Sister S.C.,
has been used at many Catholic weddings in the 20th century, particularly
as the custom of the bride leaving her bridal bouquet or a separate floral
tribute as she offered a prayer before the statue of the Blessed Mother
in the Church before the end of the wedding liturgy.

O Sanctissima (O most holy) was first published in London in 1792;
however, there is no original source or date that has been confirmed.
The tune, "Sicilian Mariners Hymn," refers to the seafarers' evening prayer
to Mary as their maternal protector.

Please enjoy this parish Marian Devotion as together we all seek to honor
our Blessed Mother and ask for her intercession as well as her tender love
and care for us.

Ecumenical Service of Justice
Saturday, June 13th

This weekend, Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church invites us of Hamorton UMC,
St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church, Episcopal Church of the Advent,
Green Hill Presbyterian Church, and Willowdale Chapel to worship together and
meditate on current events.

St. Joseph on the Brandywine Parish Gratitude Parade
Saturday, May 30th

Thanks to all our Parish friends who brought the well wishes to
Monsignor Rebman, Father Evers and Dr. Michael Marinelli.
We appreciate these Spiritual men who bring our Mass to us each week!

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