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Saturday, August 22
5:00pm - Vincent Bifferato, Sr.

Sunday, August 23
8:00am - Anthony P. DiEgidio, Jr.
10:00am - Rosina and Pietro Pesce

Monday, August 24
7:00pm - Kimberly Clark

Tuesday August 25
8:00am - Communion Service

Wednesday, August 26
8:00am - Communion Service

Thursday, August 27
8:00am - Deceased Members of the Moore Family

Friday, August 28
8:00am - Dominic Davolos

Saturday, August 29
5:00pm - Salvatore and Olympia Mongillo

Sunday, August 30
8:00am - Deacon James J. Haley, Sr.
10:00am - Samuel A. Rossitto, Sr.
Our lives are shaped and determined by our decisions. We are who we are in large
measure due to our decisions, some of them made for lifetime, and some of them
renewed when necessary. Friendships need to be reaffirmed from time to time.
Marriage vows need to be reaffirmed as well. Our commitment to our faith must
also be reaffirmed on a regular, perhaps daily basis. Commitments are more than
just wishful thinking; they require renewal in our hearts. After all, it is love that
empowers us. Many times what’s in our heads cannot suffice. It is love that truly
motivates husbands and wives to maintain their commitments. It is love that
empowers me as a priest to maintain my commitment to you. It is in love that the Son of
God gives us His Body and Blood. I pray that these last few weeks of meditation on the
Eucharist have helped you to reaffirm your faith and trust in the Body and Blood of Christ.
I know that it has helped me. The words of Jesus and His Church can sometimes be hard. May
God give us the gift of understanding so that we may never walk away from the truth.......  read more.

We recently learned that the Diocese of Wilmington has been awarded a very limited number of tickets to the Papal Mass that will be held on the grounds of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and The Catholic University of America on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Space for attending Mass within the security perimeter is very limited. The Chancery will be distributing these tickets in pairs via random drawing. To enter the drawing, each parish will be allowed to submit three (3) entries for a pair of tickets. For more information click here.

St. Thomas Knights of Columbus will be selling raffle tickets after all weekend Masses. The prizes will be $500, $300 and $200. The drawing will be held Thursday, October 8 at the Annual Golf Tournament. Proceeds will benefit the work of the Knights. Donation is $10.00.Thank you for your support.

The Cathedral of Saint Peter is the Seat of the Diocese
of Wilmington and the Bishop’s own church. This beautiful
and historic church is in need of our help. This weekend, a
special collection for the maintenance and preservation of the
Cathedral of Saint Peter will be taken up in all parishes in our
diocese. Please be as generous as you can. For more information,
including a letter from Bishop Malooly, a message from the
Cathedral’s Administrator and a video tour of the Cathedral,
go to www.cdow.org.

is open to Catholics from within or with ties to the Diocese of Wilmington. Members pray for an increase in priestly and religious vocations, the success of priestly and religious ministry in the diocese and participate in a variety of programs to promote and affirm vocations to the priesthood and religious life. To join the Diocesan Vocations Guild or formore information, contact Mary Ann Peirson at 302-573-3113 or mpeirson@cdow.org.

Golf Tournament & Silent Auction
Thursday - October 8, 2015
Click here for more information

Saint Mark’s High School’s Fall Open House is Sunday November 1, 2015 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!

Welcome Home! Saint Mark’s High School’s Alumni Weekend begins on Friday, October 9 with a varsity football game against DMA. Alumni activities continue on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11. Please visit the Saint Mark’s website for the complete itinerary at www.stmarkshs.net.

Marriage Moments: Since we're in baseball season, consider tip #1 from Becoming An All-Star Team in the Major League of Marriage by Jack & Jane Katenkamp: "They accept the idea of the sacrifice fly (making sacrifices for your mate)." Is there a sacrifice you can make today?

Parenting Pointers
: "As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord." (Joshua 24:15) As children grow older they often balk at doing "religious" stuff with their family. Be creative about inviting your children into faith experiences. Ask what THEY think would be a meaningful way to "serve the Lord." It might seem crazy, but try it once.

In today’s first reading, Joshua tells the tribes of Israel “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” All of us are called to serve the Lord, though not in the same way. Some are called to give witness to the Kingdom of God through vows of poverty, chastity and obedience; some are called to feed God’s people at the table of the Eucharist; some are called to provide ministry through the proclamation of the Gospel. Is God calling you to serve as a priest, deacon or religious? 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!

Listen to Catholic Forum every Sunday morning at 10:05 a.m. on WDEL 101.7 FM, 1150 AM and www.wdel.com. Next Sunday, August 30th, Margrit Anna Banta, author of the book, “What Do I Say: Talking and Praying with Someone who is Dying” will be the guest. For photos, information regarding upcoming guests and more, “Like” Catholic Forum on Facebook at www.facebook.com/catholicforum.

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.