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St. Catherine of Siena Church

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2503 Centerville Road
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Pastoral Thought 9/17/2017

Pastoral Thought 9-17-17                     “The one who shall teach God’s law shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.”  These words of our Lord apply to all who are...

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Pastoral Thought 9/10/2017

Pastoral Thought 9-10-17                  School. As a boy, teenager, and well into manhood I found September a sober, even melancholy month. My favorite month was August, and my favorite place the beach and the open...

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Pastoral Thought 9/3/2017

            ‘Prayer for Peace in Wilmington’ will take place in churches and religious congregations, and also in other groups dedicated to healing our society. I have told the organizations that our parish will take part in this,...

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Pastoral Thought 8/27/2017

            I stood and read the plaque: “Father Stanley Rother spent 12 of his 18 years of priesthood among the indigenous people of Santiago Atitlan, speaking their Tzu-Tu-jil dialect and visiting their...

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Pastoral Thought 8/13/2017

            August is the month for tomatoes. I see about 15 or 20 big ones reddening on the vines in my garden. Five years ago, in the hospital, for half of my 13 days, I was without a desire for food, except one thing:  a BLT! I knew the...

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Pastoral Thought 8/6/2017

            As I write this, our parish festival is entering its final two days. It has been uplifting, even inspiring, to see the number and variety of people who throng our midway, especially parents and grandparents with their small...

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Young People of the Church

I am thinking right now about the “Young People of the Church.” Fifty years ago that meant 14 to 18- year-olds...CYO weekly meetings...socials like hayrides and beach trips...some dances and sports...a young priest and a few adults spending major time on it. Something even better...

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The Faith Life of a Child

The faith-life of a child is something I think about and marvel at. At our Catholic School I visit the second graders to tell significant Bible Stories. At religious education we acted out the story of Jesus’ cure through forgiveness of the Paralyzed Man. They love to turn themselves...

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Respect ALL Life

Last week, amid inauguration and our local celebrations of Christian Unity Week and Martin Luther King Day, the annual March for Unborn Life drew little attention. Yet a statistic caught my eye this week. The number of abortions in our country has fallen to its lowest number since 1972, the year of...

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Catholic Schools Week

We begin Catholic Schools Week next week. You will notice the roll of the saints that we call upon this month: Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton - Foundress of schools, of the American Sisters of Charity, our first native-born saint. Archbishop John Neumann - founder of the Catholic school system...

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