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    MASS INTENTIONS


Monday, April 14

7:00pm - No Mass

Tuesday, April 15
8:00am - Daniel J. DiCicco

Holy Thursday, April 17
7:00pm - Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday, April 18
7:00pm - Veneration of the Cross

Holy Saturday, April 19
7:00pm - Easter Novena of Masses

Easter Sunday, April 20
8:00am - Easter Novena of Masses
10:00am - Easter Novena of Masses
 
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ST. THOMAS MALVERN RETREAT WEEKEND IS MAY 2, 3, and 4th
Do you ever feel as if your days are filled with endless moments of stress and
confusion? When was the last time you spent a ‘time-out’ with God? A retreat is
your personal time to renew your relationship with God, self and others. Take a
quiet stroll on the 125-acres of wooded countryside, spend private time alone in
adoration with Jesus, or seek the counsel of the retreat director. Call Ray Worrall
at 302- 239- 9897 or John Grieshaber at 484-888-6228 for additional information.
This is one weekend which will change your life!


BISHOP'S ANNUAL APPEAL - OPEN YOUR HEART TO CHRIST

The Annual Catholic Appeal, with its theme, Open Your Heart to Christ invites each  of us to help bring Christ into the lives of those who seek His love and protection. It is an opportunity for each of us to unite as a Catholic  community and to reach out to serve others in need of our help. Thank you to everyone who made a pledge to the diocesan Annual Catholic Appeal last weekend. If you have not yet participated, please consider doing so today. Your gift makes a real difference in the lives of thousands of individuals and families who reside within our 12-county diocese. Pledge envelopes are available in the pews and can be placed in the offertory basket. Thank you for your generosity and support. To learn more about the Annual Catholic Appeal, visit www.cdow.org and click Annual Catholic Appeal.

VOCATION REFLECTION
In today’s first reading, the prophet Isaiah says “The Lord God has given me a well-trained tongue, that I
might know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them.” Every day, priests, sisters, brothers
and deacons participate in that same mission. Might God be calling you to serve the Church in this way? If you think so, call or write Father David Kelley, Diocesan Director of Priestly and Religious Vocations 302-573-3113, dkelley@cdow.org. Be sure to visit our website: www.CalledByTheLord.com


MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE
Marriage Moments: Marriage can be like Holy Week. One day it's Palm Sunday and everyone is singing your praises. But the one closest to you can betray you. All seems lost. It's not easy but faith reminds us of the forgiveness and sacrificial love, resurrection is possible. Can you believe it?

Parenting Pointers: Tell your children the story of how the people praised Jesus by waving palms. Of course just a few days later we remember Jesus' crucifixion on Good Friday.

CAPTIAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE
The parish’s fundraising progress for the Diocese of Wilmington’s capital campaign Sustaining Hope for the Future. 

To date we have raised $162,440 in pledges from 71 families.  Our parish goal is $216,000 which means that we are $53,560 short.  I believe that we can easily reach this goal if everyone participates.  This campaign will help secure a solid retirement for our parish and school employees throughout the Diocese.  Remember, 40% of all  pledges will stay here at St. Thomas.  These funds will help us to repair and refurbish our pews as well as pay for the new sound  system. 

If you have not done so, please prayerfully consider making a pledge to the campaign.  I ask that you simply give what is comfortable.  We have received pledges as high as $15,000 and as low as $10.  All gifts are helpful and much appreciated.  If everyone participates, we can do this.  If you need a pledge card please contact the parish office or pick one up in the back of the church in front of the statue of St. Anthony.  For more information please visit http://dioceseofwilmington.steiergroup.net/


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.

CONFIRMATION 2014
Is there a young person in your life that wants to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation?  We are looking to gather as many young people as we can for the celebration of Confirmation on June 22, 2014.  Any young person between the ages of 13 and 17 are welcome to participate.  Even if your child attends Catholic School, they should be Confirmed at their parish of worship.  Call the rectory or speak to Father Hurley after Mass for more information.

APRIL 2014 IS NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH
Our diocese has policies and procedures to create a safe environment and protect children. Read the
policies and learn how you can help create a culture of protection. ( www.cdow.org scroll to For the
Sake of God’s Children
link.) Questions call: Coordinator for Safe Environments 302-295-0668.
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Wednesday, April 16
Tenebrae Service - 7pm

Holy Thursday, April 17
Mass - 7pm
w/ Adoration until 10pm

Good Friday, April 18
Outdoor Stations of the Cross
begin at Noon with Confessions
immediately following.

Veneration of the Cross - 7pm

Holy Saturday, April 19
Easter Vigil - 7pm

Easter Sunday, April 20
Mass 8am and 10am

Reminder, there will be no
daily Mass during the Triduum.
Also, there will be no 7pm Mass
on Monday, April 13.