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St. Catherine of Siena Church

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Wilmington, DE  19808
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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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Christian Unity Week

Christian Unity Week, January 18-25, has been a time for meetings and prayer among Christian churches of different traditions, Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox, to seek out the “unity that Christ intends for His Church.” As Scripture puts it: “There is one Lord, one faith, one...

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Jesus by His birth gave us a New Start

Christmas to Epiphany—the Twelve Days (14 this year!) celebrates the Incarnation: God becoming human. We give gifts, party, visit family and special friends, put up outdoor lights, eat special meals and enact irreplaceable rituals:  the Christmas Crèche, the home visits by Mary...

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Prayer Vigil for JUSTICE, PEACE and HUMAN DIGNITY.

Today, New Year’s, is World Day of Peace. Peace is no passive, unresisting thing. It is the product of dynamic efforts to right wrongs, and enable all persons to realize their human dignity. On Tuesday evening, January 17 at 7PM we will host a Prayer Vigil for JUSTICE, PEACE and HUMAN...

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Advent is the season of HOPE

Advent is the season of HOPE. “There are three things that last: faith, hope and love…” Hope is the tough virtue that connects the other two. When we begin to really love someone, we learn to trust them and have confidence in them. This is hope. When we come to believe in...

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What is Amiss When Our Nation is So Divided?

   We have a new president-elect who is forming his cabinet and setting his priorities, so we owe Donald Trump our prayers and good wishes. In a related way we have to step back and ask what is amiss when our nation is so divided about the outcome of a democratic election.  ...

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When you realize you are permitted to participate in God's work, you feel grateful.

Persons who take responsibility in our parish, including staff and Pastoral Council members sometimes ask: “Can’t we do a better job of letting people know of all the important activities that go on in our parish? And all the opportunities?” One answer I sometimes think of...

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