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MASS INTENTIONS


Monday, October 27
7:00pm - Arthur Connolly, Jr.

Tuesday, October 28
8:00am - Mass for the People

Wednesday, October 29
8:00am - Special Intention

Thursday, October 30
8:00am - Nicholas Stirparo

Friday, October 31
8:00am - Ann Sendlinger

Saturday, November 1
5:00pm - All Souls

Sunday, November 2
8:00am - All Souls Novena
10:00am - All Souls Novena
 
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CONGRATULATIONS
to Jimmy King, this year’s recipient of the Diocesan Order of Merit Award,
presented by Bishop Malooly at St. John the Beloved Church this
October 26, 2014. The Diocesan Order of Merit Award is presented
annually to a parishioner in recognition of exemplary service.
Past St. Thomas recipients:
Jerome Bonk, Robert J. Haley, Sr. - 2005
Augustine Calfo - 2006
Francis J. Pollinger - 2007
Michael J. Cassidy - 2008
Raymond E. Worrall - 2009
Betsy Facciolo - 2010
Joe and Kathie DiMedio - 2011
Rosanne Christopher - 2012
Mary Ann and John Doyle - 2013

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.

SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT LECTURE
Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the church, Fr. Francis from the St. Francis of Assisi Friary, will present the topic of : "Christian Joy and Optimism……. bear your troubles with a smile!" The world is full of trouble and heartache; that is a fact. How can we, as faithful Christians, face these troubles; and at the same time show the world our hope, our peace, our joy? Fr. Francis will challenge us to proclaim our cheerfulness and our faith……. even in the midst of turmoil. Please join us for an evening of spiritual enrichment.

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
All Christians are called to love the Lord with all their hearts, souls and minds, and to love their neighbor as themselves. Some are called to express that love in lives of service to God’s people as priests, deacons, religious sisters or religious brothers. Are you being called to live out your life in one of these vocations? If you think so, call or write 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:  You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (Mt 22:39) This often quoted phrase can be deceiving. It depends on an honest love of self and then transferring that attitude to your neighbor - and of course your closest neighbor is your spouse. Don't put yourself down today.

Parenting Pointers: You shall not molest or oppress an alien, for you were once aliens yourselves in the land of Egypt. (Ex 22:20) Your child may be too young to understand the politics of the current immigration issue, but you can talk about what it means to be an outsider and different. Tell them the story of the Exodus.

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.