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MASS INTENTIONS


Monday, October 20
7:00pm - Robert Marvel

Tuesday, October 21
8:00am - Rita M. Claricurzio

Wednesday, October 22
8:00am - Mass for the People

Thursday, October 23
8:00am - John C. Carney, Sr.

Friday, October 24
8:00am - Margaret Ruskowski

Saturday, October 25
5:00pm - Rose Mercante

Sunday, October 26
8:00am - Dcn James J. Haley, Sr.
10:00am - Mac Gardner
 
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DANKESCHÖN
A sincere thank you to the members of our Knights of Columbus Council
#12374 and to all the volunteers who worked so hard to put together
another outstanding Oktoberfest celebration!

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HAYRIDE
Join us for a 50 minute hayride followed by a bonfire and hot
dogs, compliments of the Knights; soda and water will also be provided.
Mark your calendar and please call Jim Haley at 494- 2266 to confirm
your attendance.
Date: October 26 at 6 PM
Location: Bellevue State Park 800 Carr Road,Wilmington, DE 19809
Directions: Entrance on Carr Road between Marsh and Silverside Roads off I-95.
Follow the Hayride signs.
There is room for the first 20 adults who call and room for all children on the wagon.

BIRTHRIGHT’S ANNUAL BOTTLES FOR BABIES EVENT
Thanks to your generous spirit, we were able to distribute all of the
Birthright baby bottles. We will be collecting the filled bottles the weekend
of November 1 and 2. They will be safely kept and transported to Birthright. Whether
it’s spare change, dollars, or checks, all contributions will be a blessing for this vital organization and for the community!


SAINT MARK’S HIGH SCHOOL FALL OPEN HOUSE

Is Sunday November 2, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with an information session at 1:30 p.m. Please register online at www.stmarkshs.net/visit. See you there!

DIOCESE OF WILMINGTON YOUTUBE PAGE
Did you know that the Diocese of Wilmington has a YouTube Channel? On it, you can see homilies on religious liberty and other topics from Bishop Malooly and other priests of our diocese, features on some of the ministries of Catholic Charities, and more.  Check it out at youtube.com/dioceseofwilm.

VOCATION REFLECTION
In today’s second reading, St. Paul reminds the Thessalonians that they have been chosen by God. All those who have been washed in the waters of baptism have been chosen by God as members of the Body of Christ. From among these, God chooses and calls some to serve His people as priests. Is He calling you? What steps are you taking to find out? Contact Father David Kelley, Diocesan Director of Priestly and Religious Vocations (302-573-3113 or vocations@cdow.org). Be sure to visit our website: www.CalledByTheLord.com!

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE
Marriage Moments: Remember your wedding day. It was your day of public commitment for the rest of your lives. Recount your respective feelings and memories of the day. If you feel adventurous or playful perhaps you'd like to reenact the day. Renew your vows.

Parenting Pointers:
“Don’t rush to supply activities when your child whines, ‘I don’t have anything to do!’ A certain amount of boredom is a pre-requisite for creativity.” (Jim Vogt)

MONDAY NIGHT DEVOTIONS

Join us anytime between 6 and 7pm on Monday nights; recitation of the Rosary begins at 6:40, leading into the 7:00pm Mass and Novena. Everyone is invited to join us as we pray for our own intentions, our parish, our priests, our country and the world, using such beautiful prayers as the Divine Mercy and St. Michael Chaplets.

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION CHAPEL
Chapel of the Divine Mercy on Grant Avenue between Gilpin and Shallcross Avenues is in need of adorers who will commit to one hour a week or will get a group of 4 or 5 together and by alternating would only need to go once a month. We now have a website that people can go to for information and to sign up for an hour if they choose. The site is: www.adorationchapel.org They can also contact us at adorationchapel.stann@gmail.com or 302-668-1819.  Saint John Paul the Great said “Greater devotion to the Eucharist can help heal a world torn by terrorism and racked with poverty.” During this Year of Faith proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI you can draw closer to Our Lord by spending an hour with Him in Eucharistic Adoration.