301 North Bancroft Parkway - Wilmington, Delaware - 302-658-5131
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MASS INTENTIONS

Saturday, May 30
5:00pm - Laurence Conley

Sunday, May 31
8:00am - Nancy Jehl
10:00am - Margaret Borgia

Monday, June 1
7:00pm - James Trioli

Tuesday June 2
8:00am - Mass for the People

Wednesday, June 3
8:00am - Mother’s Novena

Thursday, June 4
8:00am - Theresa Pepe

Friday, June 5
8:00am - Lawrence Nicastro

Saturday, June 6
5:00pm - Joseph Kempczynski, Sr. &
Joseph Kempczykski, Jr.

Sunday, June 7
8:00am - Casey Johnson
10:00am - Michael Ryan Fitzpatrick

 
BUY A MEMORIAL BRICK
ST. ANN'S PERPETUAL ADORATION CHAPEL - SCHEDULE CHANGE
Chapel of the Divine Mercy on Grant Avenue between Gilpin and Shallcross Avenues is in need of adorers.
NEW CHAPEL HOURS FOR ST. ANN'S DIVINE MERCY ADORATION CHAPEL
Friday, May 22, we will close @ 10pm
Beginning Saturday, May 23rd we will open @ 6am and
Close @ 10pm


MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE
Marriage Moments: "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, selfcontrol." (Galatians 5:22-23) Which of these is your beloved's strongest quality? Sure, he/she may have many, but pick one and share it.

Parenting Pointers
: June 1 is National Go Barefoot Day. Have fun together as a family being silly and carefree. But, why not make a difference to those who don't have shoes to take off. Count your shoes and check out
Soles4Souls.org

VOCATION REFLECTION
In today’s gospel reading, Jesus tells His disciples “I am with you always, until the end of the age.” One of the ways He keeps His promise is through the ministry of priests, who bring His Body and Blood to the altar and His pardon and peace to the confessional. Is God calling you to the priesthood? If you think so, please call or write Father David Kelley, Diocesan Director of Priestly and Religious Vocations (302-573-3113, vocations@cdow.org). Be sure to visit our website: www.CalledByTheLord.com!

GOD IS ON THE AIR
Listen to Catholic Forum every Sunday morning at 10:05 a.m. on WDEL now found on 101.7 FM, 1150 AM and www.wdel.com. Next Sunday, June 7th, learn about the Shroud of Turin when Shroud expert, Bill Wingard is the guest. For photos, information regarding upcoming guests and more, “Like” Catholic Forum on Facebook at www.facebook.com/catholicforum.

A SAINT THOMAS ORIGINAL
This photograph does not do justice to the beautiful painting of our church created by
local artist Chris Dilley.   If you are interested in ordering a 12x18 print click here

SCHEDULE CHANGE
Monday evening’s prayers now begin with the Rosary. Please join us on Monday
evenings before the 7pm Mass for the praying of the Rosary. The Rosary begins at
6:40pm, leading into the 7:00pm Mass and then the Miraculous Medal Novena.

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.

FUNERALS
We don’t necessarily like to think about them or having to plan one for a loved one (or even our own for that matter.) However, death is a part of the human experience and for Catholics, the Mass of Christian Burial is essential. It seems that many people these days are opting out of the funeral Mass because they want to keep things “simple.” I submit to you that there is nothing more simple, beautiful, and elegant than our Catholic funeral rites. A more disturbing trend is when you have next-of-kin who are not practicing the Faith and so they don’t want to be bothered with the Church. There are too many situations were a lifelong, devout Catholic is denied a proper funeral because their children or other heirs don’t want to be troubled with it. This is truly sad and dare I say disgraceful. I encourage everyone to make sure that your wishes concerning your funeral and burial are put in writing and make them known to your next-of-kin. I would also like to direct your attention to a new section here on the website that is dedicated to the Mass of Christian Burial. On the upper left side of this page click on the link “FUNERALS.”  You will be taken to a brand new area that will answer many of your questions regarding Catholic funeral rites including: Frequently Asked Questions, Symbols, Readings, and Music. I am more than happy to answer any and all questions concerning our funeral rites should you wish to be in touch. God Bless - Father Hurley
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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity