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    MASS INTENTIONS


Monday, July 28

7:00pm - Mildred Diffenderfer

Tuesday, July 29
8:00am - Jim Crawford

Wednesday July 30
8:00am - Mass for the People

Thursday, July 31
8:00am - Kimberly P. Clark

Friday, August 1
8:00am - James R. Quinn

Saturday, August 2
5:00pm - Timothy Robinson

Sunday, August 3
8:00am - Margaret McKenna
10:00am - Becky Tinnerello
 
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ST. THOMAS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
14th Annual Golf Outing, Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 Newark, DE
Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. with a Shotgun Start at 11:00 a.m. - Lunch, Golf and Cart, Dinner, Auction and Awards after play. $135.00 per Player, $500 per Foursome, Early Bird Special $475 before September 1st, 2014

HOLE in ONE PRIZES SKILL PRIZES and LIVE AUCTION.  Sponsorship and Participant spots available.  For more information www.TournEvents.com/KofC12374 check out the flyer.
Contact John Merritt or any Knight at 302-995-1197 or
merrittind@juno.com

RETROUVAILLE MARRIAGE WEEKEND
Are you experiencing stress or trouble in your marriage?
The Retrouvaille Marriage Weekend Program offers tools
needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship.
Thousands of couples headed for cold, unloving relationships
or divorce have successfully overcome their marriage
problems by attending the program. The upcoming
Retrouvaille Weekend Program will be held August 8-10,
2014 at Malvern Retreat House in Malvern, PA. For
information on the program please visit the website
www.HelpOurMarriage.com or to register for the weekend
please call 1-800-470-2230. All calls are confidential.

VOCATION REFLECTION
In today’s first reading, Solomon asks God for “an
understanding heart.” He wants, in other words, a heart that
understands God’s will for him and for the people he is to
serve. What is God’s will for you? Could He be calling you to
serve His people as a priest, deacon, religious sister or
religious brother? If you think so, please 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!


ATTENTION LADIES: SAVE THE DATE

What: “Diocese of Wilmington Women’s Conference”
(Includes Mass, Presentations, Lunch & Inspirational Music throughout the day)
When: Saturday, November 1, 2014 / Registration begins this summer
Where: St. Joseph’s Parish Middletown, DE
Who: Conference Speaker: Johnnette Benkovic, Founder & President of “Women of Grace”
Cost: $30.00 (lunch on your own) / $40.00 includes box lunch
Theme: “Be who you are and be that well”
Johnnette Benkovic travels internationally as a popular conference speaker, published author, retreat director, and seminar presenter. She is the author of several books and developed the internationally recognized Women of Grace® Foundational Study Series which has transformed thousands of women worldwide through the healing love of Jesus Christ. More details will follow in the coming weeks and months. For additional information contact Nancy Burke, Director of the Office for Marriage & Family Life at 302-295-0667.


MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE
Marriage Moments: "The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant...finding a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it." (Mt 13:45-46) Your spouse is like that pearl. Don't let work, or projects, or hobbies, or even your children, bump him or her from first place. It's priceless.

Parenting Pointers: The last Sunday in July has been designated as "Parents Day." Why not make it more than a Hallmark kind of day. Reflect on how your children need the talents of both parents to thrive. If you're a solo parent, use this opportunity to seek out a trusted friend to provide some of the skills you lack to round out your child's development.


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.