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St. Catherine of Siena Church
2503 Centerville Road

Wilmington, DE  19808
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Our Lenten fast is nearing an end, and these days of abstinence and prayer are meant in part to unite us with the sacrifice that Jesus made for us. Maybe we have not been attentive to others and have “fasted” from not listening, or maybe we chose to fast from a favorite treat, but the practice of fasting during this time has little meaning if we do not reflect on what we have learned from the experience. Our Religious Education families have had an opportunity to fast from various treats and then to in turn “Give It Up For Gulu” and also to participate in Operation Rice Bowl. These gifts will be collected this weekend for our Sunday classes and on April 12th for our Wednesday classes. If you forgot to bring your Lenten donations today, you may drop them off on Wednesday evening or at the office. Thank you for your sacrifices. They will be used to help others around the world and in our own area.

ALL SAINTS

Registration for the 2017-18 school year for all grades PK3– is open. Please contact the school for more info at 302-995-2231. Also consider visiting us on one of our Student Visit/Shadow Days: Monday, April 3 or Monday, May 15. Please call the school office to schedule a tour or a Student Visit/Shadow Day.

Our enrollment goal for next school year is 250 students. We will be holding an information session at St. Catherine Parish on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 9:30 am in the gym. Thank you to those families who have already offered to be present with students (in uniform) and speak to prospective families.  

STEM Night Thursday, April 27, 2107 Come join us as our students share their STEM projects in a casual, “open house” environment. All are welcome!

5th Annual ASCS Golf Outing, Dinner & Auction May 1, 2017 Get a foursome together...it’s going to be a great day at Hartefeld National Golf Club! For more info go to: http://www.tournevents.com/_tournament/?event=ascsde

ASCS Ball Drop Challenge: as part of the upcoming 5th annual ASCS Golf Outing, Dinner & Auction ASCS is going to drop 500 golf balls from the sky on the school grounds. If your number is on the golf ball that goes in the hole first or is closest to the hole you could have the chance to win $500. Tix are $10 each; 500 tickets are being offered for purchase.
Contact the school @ 995-2231 to order your tickets.

AROUND THE DIOCESE

Emmanuel Dining Room Auction Raffle

April 29 at Barclay Bank on the Riverfront. Valuable and unique gifts will be auctioned during this great evening. Grand Raffle, awarding three prizes: $10,000, $2,000 and $1,000 tickets are $100 each and only 500 will be sold. All of the money raised is desperately needed to support our three dining rooms, which feed the many hungry people who will need help in 2017. Raffle Tickets and Event Tickets may be purchased on www.ministryofcaring.org or mailing a check to The Emmanuel Dining Room, 121 N. Jackson St, Wilmington DE 19805. For more information please call 302-652-3228

Learn about 10 Influential Popes: May Book Club at St. Joseph on the Brandywine

 Originally presented as a series of BBC radio broadcasts, Eamon Duffy’s Ten Popes Who Shook the World is an engaging and enlightening look at ten popes who have had a significant impact on both the secular and spiritual world. Join us in the parish Family Center immediately following the 12:05 Mass on Monday, May 1, from 12:45 to 2 p.m. You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Contact Ann Hapka at 610.388.1362 or ann.d.hapka@gmail.com to register or visit stjosephonthebrandywine.org.


BRANDYWINE NURSING HOME

Volunteers Needed An opportunity for anyone who has about 2-3 hours on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons, approximately 2:15-4:00PM. On Wednesday there is a Communion service, and one Wednesday a month Fr. Hynes celebrates Mass with the residents. On Thursday afternoons they gather to pray the Rosary, often with video presentation. Please consider volunteering to help gather the residents to visit and pray with them. For more details please call Mary Beth Wroten at 302-998- 5820 or Audrey O’Shaughnessey at 302-999-6077.


JESUS HOUSE PRAYER AND RENEWAL CENTER

Looking for an opportunity to reflect, go on retreat, attend bible studies, and pray?  The Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center provides a sacred space, programs and opportunities to deepen your spirituality.  Click on the link to see a list of their upcoming events.  http://jesushousecenter.org

VOCATIONS COMMITTEE

Our parish Vocations Committee is interested in talking with young persons in the parish to hear their views about the priesthood. If you know a young man 16 or older who might be a part of this survey, let the Vocations Committee know via the Parish Office 302-633-4900. 

 

 

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