St John The Apostle - St Bernadette Catholic Churchs
Seamus Kennedy, April 26, 8 pm, St. Bernadette's; No Knights Breakfast in May due to Mother's Day.
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PARISH PRAYER LINE is now in place. Anyone with a special need for themselves or someone else please call one of the following to be put on the prayer list. Jane Brown 233-2181, Terri Wilkins 422-2974, Dot Moses 422-4315 or Karen Malzone 422-3290.

Confession Schedule



St. John - After 9:00 AM mass on the first Saturday and 4 PM other Saturday's
St. Bernadette - Preceding Mass or by appointment.

This Week's ReadingsNext Week's Readings
Reading 1:Exodus 17: 3-7Isaiah 50: 4-7
Psalm:98: 5-9Matthew 26: 14 - 27: 66
Reading 2:Romans 5: 1-2Phillippians 2: 6-11
Gospel:John 4: 5-42John 11: 1-45


St. John the Apostle Catholic Church
Directions To Church
506 Seabury Ave.
Milford, DE 19963
Office - (302) 422-5123
St. Bernadette Catholic Church
Directions To Church
109 Dixon St.
Harrington, DE 19952
Office - (302) 398-8269
Monday ~ 7 PM

Tuesday ~ 9 AM

Wednesday ~ No Mass

Thursday ~ 9 AM

Friday ~ 9 AM

Saturday ~ 9:00 AM (First Saturday) 5:00 PM

Sunday ~ 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM for Spanish
Monday ~ No Mass

Tuesday ~ No Mass

Wednesday ~ 7 PM

Thursday ~ No Mass

Friday ~ No Mass

Saturday ~ 4:30 PM

Sunday ~ 9 AM and 10:30 AM


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If you want to look into the Catholic faith, please contact John Yaeger at 422-4554

Important Dates:

Rite of Christian Initiation in Adults

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Our Staff



Pastor's Desk


My Dear Friends,


FROM THE BISHOP'S DESK



Attention Parishioners:


SUSTAINING HOPE FOR THE FUTURE CAMPAIGN
The diocese's $28 million capital campaign, includes $2 million to bolster various diocesan-based ministries such as Catholic Youth, Religious Education, Office of Marriage and Family Life, Pro-Life Activities and Hispanic Ministry to name a few. The current issue of The Dialog features an important article about diocesan ministries and their importance. For more information about diocesan ministries and the Sustaining Hope for the Future campaign, pick up your copy of The Dialog as you leave Mass or visit the diocesan website, www.cdow.org. Click on the Sustaining Hope for the Future icon for the full story.


Parish Council


St. John RepresentativesSt. Bernadette Representatives
Al BurkRobert Apito, Executive Officer
Ricardo CantuNancy Landis
Bonnie De MarDonald Minner
Robert FerrierAnne Paladino
James HigginsDonna Salerno
Debbie PfaffenhauserBarbara Sena
Nina Pletcher
Terri SaxonHispanic Community
Gene Wright, Executive DirectorRamona Carroll
Fernando Vazquez
Nick Vazquez


TRUSTEES Congratulations to our newly elected trustees, Joe Plummer and Manuela Wright! It was a very very close election and we want to thank Henry Haefeli and Paul McGowan for their participation.

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St. John The Apostle

St. John

Address: 506 Seabury Ave., Milford, DE 19963
Office: (302) 422-5123 (M-F, 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.)
RE Office: (302) 422-5123 Ext. 12
E-mail: stjohn@stjohn-stbernadette.org
Directions to Church

Mass Times
Penance Information
Baptism Information
Marriage Information
Registration Information
Envelopes and Weekly Offering Information
Hospital Visitation Information
Sick Call Information

Mass Times:


Monday7:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM
WednesdayNo Mass
Thursday9:00 AM
Friday9:00 AM
Saturday9:00 AM (First Saturday) 5:00 PM
Sunday8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM for Spanish
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Penance:


First Satuday after 9 AM Mass or 4 PM every other Saturday.

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Baptisms:


All families seeking to have their children baptized should be registered with our parish. Preparation classes are held by our deacons on the first Monday of the, month at 7:30 P.M. at St. John's. Please call the parish office to register for the class. Baptisms can be scheduled individually with each clergy member.

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Marriages:


Diocesan policy states that a minimum of ONE YEAR is required before your scheduled wedding day. Please call the parish office as soon as possible to schedule your marriage preparation sessions. We ask that you do not commit yourself to any specific dates until you have met with one of our parish clergy to see availability.

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Parish Registration:


We kindly request that those who attend mass register with the parish.

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Envelopes/Weekly Offering:


All parishioners are strongly urged to make use of our envelope system, which greatly assists in predicting our income and preparing our budget for expenses, etc. Envelopes provide us with the necessary stability to manage our income. A record of yearly contributions are kept for you in our office and can be provided for income tax purposes. Thank you for your continued giving!

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Hospital Visitations:


Please call the office and let us know if you or a family member are sick or hospitalized. At your request a priest will then visit the sick person.

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Sick Call:


Please call the parish office if you would like to be on our list for home visitation or want Holy Communion.

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St. Bernadette

St. John

Address: 109 Dixon, Harrington, DE 19952
Office: (302) 398-8269 (M-F, 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.)
RE Office: (302) 398-9517 (F, 10:45 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.)
Fax: (302) 398-0253
E-mail: stbea@verizon.net
Directions to Church

Grotto
Mass Times
Penance Information
Baptism Information
Marriage Information
Registration Information
Envelopes and Weekly Offering Information
Hospital Visitation Information
Sick Call Information

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New Grotto

Mass Times:


MondayNo Mass
TuesdayNo Mass
Wednesday7:00 PM
ThursdayNo Mass
FridayNo Mass
Saturday4:30 PM
Sunday9:00 AM and 10:30 AM
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Penance:


Preceding Mass or by appointment.

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Baptisms:


All families seeking to have their children baptized should be registered with our parish. Preparation classes are held by our deacons on the first Monday of the ,month at 7:30 P.M. at St. John's. Please call the parish office to register for the class. Baptisms can be scheduled individually with each clergy member.

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Marriages:


Diocesan policy states that a minimum of ONE YEAR is required before your scheduled wedding day. Please call the parish office as soon as possible to schedule your marriage preparation sessions. We ask that you do not commit yourself to any specific dates until you have met with one of our parish clergy to see availability.

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Parish Registration:


We kindly request that those who attend mass register with the parish.

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Envelopes/Weekly Offering:


All parishioners are strongly urged to make use of our envelope system, which greatly assists in predicting our income and preparing our budget for expenses, etc. Envelopes provide us with the necessary stability to manage our income. A record of yearly contributions are kept for you in our office and can be provided for income tax purposes. Thank you for your continued giving!

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Hospital Visitations:


Please call the office and let us know if you or a family member are sick or hospitalized. At your request a priest will then visit the sick person.

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Sick Call:


Please call the parish office if you would like to be on our list for home visitation or want Holy Communion.

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Catholic Prayers:

Sign of the Cross

With the right hand on the forehead "In the name of the Father". With the right hand on the heart "And of the Son". With the right hand moving from the left shoulder to the right "And the Holy Spirit."

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Our Father

Our Father who art in Heaven hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

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Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of grace the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blest is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God pray for us now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

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Glory Be

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it is in the world, now and forever. Amen.

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Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty Creator of heaven and Earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary; He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended to the dead; on the third day he rose again. He ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living sand the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Amen.

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Stations of the Cross

  1. Pilate condemns Jesus to death
  2. Jesus takes the cross upon His shoulders
  3. Jesus falls the first time
  4. Jesus meets His Mother, Mary
  5. Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry the cross
  6. Veronica wipes Jesus' face
  7. Jesus falls the second time
  8. Jesus speaks to the women of Rome
  9. Jesus falls the third time
  10. Jesus is nailed to the cross
  11. Jesus dies upon the cross
  12. Jesus is taken from the cross and laid in His Mother's arms
  13. Jesus is laid in the tomb
  14. Jesus rises from the dead


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The Rosary

Joyful Mysteries

  1. Annunciation
  2. Visitation
  3. Birth of Jesus
  4. Presentation
  5. Finding of Jesus in the temple


Sorrowful Mysteries

  1. Agony in the Garden
  2. Scourging
  3. Crowning with thorns
  4. Carrying of the cross
  5. Crucifixion


Glorious Mysteries

  1. Resurrection
  2. Ascension
  3. Descent of the Holy Spirit
  4. Assumption of Mary
  5. Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and earth


Luminous Mysteries

  1. Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan
  2. The wedding of Cana
  3. Proclamation of the Kingdom
  4. The transfiguration
  5. The Eucharist


Days for Rosary: Monday: Joyful

Tuesday: Sorrowful

Wednesday: Glorious

Thursday: Luminous

Friday: Joyful

Saturday: Sorrowful

Sunday: Glorious

Begin the Rosary With: 1x Apostles Creed
1x Our Father
3x Hail Mary
1x Glory be

Each of five decades
1x Our Father
10x Hail Mary
1x Glory Be

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Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Use Rosary Beads
1x Our Father
1x Hail Mary
1x Apostles Creed
5 decades of the following
1x "Eternal Father we offer you the body and blood, soul and divinity of your most holy servant, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world"
10x "For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world."
At the end of the 5 decades
3x "Holy God, holy mighty one, Holy immortal one, have mercy on us and on the whole world."

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Parash Events:





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Contact:

Please contact Saint Bernadette's office by calling (302) 398-8269 or Saint John's office at (302)422-5123.
To contact the Webmaster, click here or email denewts@comcast.net

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Saint John Youth Ministry:

FOR THE SAKE OF GOD'S CHILDREN:

Background checks are required every five years. Everyone is responsible for creating a safe environment for our children; that is why St. John the Apostle parish is participating in the For the Sake of Godís Children program. We will support this program to ensure the safety and protection of our children and youth. We want to remind you that all who work with the youth in any capacity are required to have a background check. Call the church office for more information.

WE NOW HAVE ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM which you can download and fill out. The RE office does not mail registration forms unless asked to. You can register for all RE grades on Sunday, October 4th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, and for Teen Challenge courses during the September retreat. To get the registration forms click the links: English and Spanish). Please also ensure you complete the second half of the form available here.

Saint John's Youth Ministry

CALLING TEENS WHO WANT TO SERVE Pitcher and Basin registration is now open. There are three chances to serve others in our diocesan work camp for high school students. There are homes to be painted, walls to be built, weeds to be pulled, fences to be mended. You are invited to serve as Jesus did. You are invited to make a difference in the lives of those who live down the road, around the corner, and next door. For more information, please visit www.cdowcym.org. Registration is first come, first served and spaces often fill quickly, so hurry.

St Bernadette's April Youth Ministry Dates
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Saint Ambrose's Homeschoolers

The St. Ambrose Homeschoolers will now meet on the 2nd Friday of each month following the 9 a.m. Mass. The next scheduled meeting is September 14. For more information on our group, call Debby Miller at 359-9583.

Check out the Homeschoolers activities by clicking this link St. Ambrose Homeschoolers Picture Page

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Saint Bernadette Announcements:

Announcements:

SEAMUS KENNEDY RETURNS TO ST. B'S
Now that Spring has Sprung why not join us for an evening of fun and frivolity? Come and see what you have been missing.

Those who have seen Seamus know his talent for engaging his audiences and making them part of the show. So pack your sense of humor and come out for some great music and just plain silliness.


Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 8:00 pm in St. Bernadette Hall $15.00 admission; BYOB. We provide ice, soda, water, snacks, dessert, coffee, tea and free drawings (most items are from The Irish Rose in Milford) throughout the evening. Please call Eileen for Tickets 398-8269.

Doors open at 7 pm and Seamus should be on hand to meet and greet.

Don't be disappointed, we have fewer than 20 seats left!


HELP WANTED FOR BABYSITTING
Looking for someone to watch our three children (5yr. old, 3 yr. old and 7 month old) I requested the ad to be placed in our Church's Bulletin because I am looking for a trustworthy, responsible person and figured our Parish was the best place to start. If you are interested or need more information you may reach me at 284-7670(evenings) or 678-4378 (daytime) Thank you! Heather Yoc-Santos.


FIRST COMMUNION
Thirteen of St. Bernadette's young people will receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time on May 3rd at 11 am. Please keep the following youngsters in your prayers as they continue their preparation: Alouis Alvarado-Reyes, Joseph Corkell, Gabrielle Dupras, Sarah Gillie, Mary Hait, Stella Hanhauser, Olexa Hudran, Emily Lambert, Kyra Moyer, Brodie Sapp, Patrick Sharkey, Giuilia Sweet & Roxanne Troutman.

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Saint John Announcements:

Liturgy:

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION During the time of Exposition at St. John's why not try an hour in quiet conversation with Our Blessed Lord? Take any hour from Noon Sunday, all day, through the night and all day Monday until closing with benediction before evening Mass at 7 PM. For more information call Debbie Miller 302-359-9583.

PARISH PRAYER LINE Anyone who would like Prayer for themselves, anyone else or any intention please contact Karen Malzone 422-3290 and leave a message. The Prayer Line for St. John's and St. Bernadette's continues to pray for all intentions called in.

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Christian Formation:

FOR THE SAKE OF GOD'S CHILDREN The best way to protect our children and our church is for adults to learn red flag behaviors and to report concerns to supervisors. This creates a culture of protection. View safe environment training even if you are not required. (www.cdow.org scroll to For the Sake of God's Children link; scroll to video) Questions call: Coordinator for Safe Environments 302-295-0668.

BECOMING A CATHOLIC Do you have a friend or loved one who has expressed interest in joining our Catholic Church? Or perhaps you or someone you know has not yet received all the Sacraments. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the usual way for adults to come into the Church. Classes for RCIA are in session and are held on Wednesdays, from 7:30 PM till 9 PM at St. Bernadette's Hall. For more information call Deacon John at 422-4554 or either of the Parish Offices at 422-5123 or 398-8269.

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Parish & Family Life:

FINDING ST. JOHN'S BULLETIN You can access St. John's bulletin from anywhere if you can log onto a computer. Go to www.seekandfind.com, enter zip code for area you are interested in viewing. When St. John the Apostle Church comes up select latest bulletin tab and then select download. There are several weeks of bulletins listed and you can select any one of them. In addition you can see our bulletin on our web site www.stjohn-stbernadette.org. St. John's is also on Facebook.

FROM THE MESSENGERS OF HOPE to those who are grieving the loss of a loved one! On Behalf of the community of St John & St Bernadette, please know we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. If you are seeking help in coping with grief, we invite you to our grief support group. We meet in the Hall on the first Tuesday of each month after the 9:00 AM Mass. We hope that you are well and that you will call us if we can help you in any way. For more information please call Debby Miller at 359-9583 or Jim Malloy at 422-7661.

ST. JOHN'S FOOD PANTRY Easter Food Baskets - We would like to thank all those who so generously gave to our Easter Food Baskets program this year. With your help we were able to give 60 baskets filled with all the things necessary to help make an Easter celebration, including candy, memorable for those less fortunate this year. Our food pantry is always in need of items and we are so grateful for your

ST. JOHN'S YOUTH GROUP is currently updating their roster and making plans for exciting events! If you're a student in grades 6-12 and would like to join in on the fun, please contact Amanda Fulton at either 491-6034 or ana010897@yahoo.com.

EASTER EGG HUNT St. John's Youth Group will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for children Walking thru Age 11 on April 27th after the 11:00 Mass in the field behind the parking lot. Children can decorate a "basket", hunt for eggs and do the Bunny Hop! Everyone is invited to enjoy the festivities!

ANNUAL MALVERN RETREAT FOR MEN is scheduled for May 2, 3, 4, 2014 at St. Joseph's in the Hills, Malvern, PA. For more information please call Gene Wright at 422-8672.

BABY ITEMS NEEDED The pro-life committee of St. John - St. Bernadette's will be collecting new baby items to donate to local pregnancy centers. Donations of baby diapers, wipes, newborn onesies, pacifiers and bottles and anything of that nature are welcome. Please drop items at either of the offices. Thank you for your generosity in this much needed ministry.

ST. AUGUSTINE COMES TO LIFE Joe Plummer will bring Saint Augustine to life in a one hour long, one man show entitled "Late Have I Loved Thee" on May 18th at 2:00 PM in St. John's hall. Along with Saint Augustine, Joe will portray Saint Monica, mother of Augustine, Bishop Ambrose of Milan and the monk, Pelagius. As a special feature he will re-create a debate between Augustine and Pelagius as if it were being broadcast over the radio today. Joe will include several excerpts from Augustine's sermons when he was bishop of Hippo in North Africa. The production is part of the parish's adult education under the auspices of Father Darcy. A discussion will end the program and refreshments will be served.

CALLING TEENS WHO WANT TO SERVE Pitcher and Basin registration is now open. There are three chances to serve others in our diocesan work camp for high school students. There are homes to be painted, walls to be built, weeds to be pulled, fences to be mended. You are invited to serve as Jesus did. You are invited to make a difference in the lives of those who live down the road, around the corner, and next door. For more information, please visit www.cdowcym.org. Registration is first come, first served and spaces often fill quickly, so hurry.

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Holy Name Society


Membership:


The Holy Name Society is open to all Catholic men and women. All are welcome to come to our meetings. There is no obligation to join HNS. If you do decide to join HNS the dues are a modest $10 per year.

Meeting Dates and Information


Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month after the 7pm Mass at St. John the Apostle. Before Mass there is Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary at 6:30pm.

Holy Name Society Divine Mercy
Holy Name Society Devotion to Mary
Holy Name Society Adopt an Unborn Child






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Chior Page



St. John's Choir

DirectorCathy Crusco
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SopranosAltos
Maria DegnatsEllen Camarote
Bonnie DeMarEvelyn Lynn
Peggy DeMartinKathleen Shelly
Polly Maloney
Rita Schelhouse
Pat Sheehan
Jane Sherman
Karen Vogel
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TenorsBasses
Bruce LorenzJack Cromarte
Bob MarierDavid Farley
David (Bud) Messenger
Jim Newton


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Knights of Columbus



Visit the Facebook page at :
Click here for the State Council Calendar

News:

Next St John's Breakfast: April 13, 8-11 am in Parish hall. No breakfast in May due to Mother's Day. Last breakfast of summer June.

Next business meeting is Wednsday, April 16 at 7pm in Parsih Hall Foyer (note change due to Holy Thursday).

Next officers meeting is May 1, at 7pm.



BECOMING A MAN AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART is the theme of the very successful "That Man is You" Catholic program. If you are interested in forming a class next Fall, please email Jim Newton at denewts@comcast.net.

Current Slate Officers:


Grand Knight:Joseph O'Connor
Deputy Grand Knight:Dec. John Yaeger
Financial Secretary:Joseph Quetel
Chancellor:William Owens
Recorder:Jim Newton
Treasurer:Fred Smiga
Advocate:Frank Esposito
Warden:Andrew Fulton
Inside Guard:Dominic Romano
Outside Guard:Nicholas Johnson
3rd Year Trustee:David Herron
2nd Year Trustee:Peter Shinas
1st Year Trustee:Roger Paul Woofter


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MESSENGERS OF HOPE



Our Messengers of Hope ministry is Parish's bereavement committee. Our committee facilitates a Grief Support Group on the first Tuesday of the month for breakfast following the 9:00 am Mass at St. John's. We meet in the parish hall for a brief social time followed by our support group.

The Committee meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:30 pm.

If you or someone you know has lost a loved one, come and be ministered to by others who have and are going through the grieving process too.

For information check out our website by clicking this link or call Deacon Jim Malloy at 422-7661, Eileen Murphy (St. Bernadette's) at 398-8269 or Debby Miller (St. John's) at 359-9583.

Pastoral Care of the Dying and their Families


The committee for the Pastoral Care of the Dying and their Families invite you to join us! We are a group of parishioners engaged in a ministry of loving care for those who are dying and for their families. Our care takes on various forms. As Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and caring friends we will visit the sick and dying, bringing our Lord and praying with them and their families. Please consider joining us in this ministry of hope and consolation. If you feel called to this ministry, please contact Deacon Jim Malloy at 422-7661.

Pastoral Care at the time of Death


The liturgical component of the Messengers of Hope is to assist families with the preparation of funerals. One of the most important moments in the journey from illness through death to new life is the celebration of the life of the deceased in the Eucharist. In order to help make this celebration more meaningful, we meet with families to discuss their needs and wishes concerning the funeral Mass, the readings, music selections and any special needs. We prepare the church for and attend the funeral liturgy, helping in whatever capacity is needed. If you feel called to walk with members of your community who are experiencing the loss of a loved one, please contact Jim Malloy (St. John's) 422-7661 or Eileen Murphy (St. Bernadette's) 398-8269 or 698-1343.

Funeral Reception


Another important way in which we offer consolation to the family is to provide a reception following the funeral Mass. This is an opportunity for the community to nourish the family both with food and a gentle attentive presence; a time for the family to share a meal and visit with friends and family members as they continue the celebration of their loved one's life. We would like to call upon members of the community to donate side dishes or desserts to serve at this gathering. Please contact Manuela Wright (St. John's) 424-2421 or Tom and Donna Salerno (St. Bernadette's) 335-3854 if you are willing to assist in this area.

Pastoral Care after Death


The Messengers of Hope gather once a month on the first Tuesday following the 9:00am Mass at St. John's. We share a light meal followed by our Grief Support Group. If you or someone you know has lost a loved one and could benefit from being with others who have also experienced a loss, please join us. If you are not ready to participate in a group session, someone is always available to talk to you one on one. If you would like to assist in this ministry or if you are interested in participating in the group, please contact Debby Miller at 359-9583.



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HORARIO DE OFICINA De miercoles a viernes 10:00 a.m. Ė 2:00 p.m.



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St. John's Players



A Theater Ministry of St. John the Apostle and St. Bernadette



If you would like to help us start our theatre ministry or participate in our first production, "The Ever After - A Musical" scheduled for February 19-21, 2010, please email Jim Newton at denewts@comcast.net or call him at 430-0345.

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Positions Available

Part-Time Secretary/Receptionist
The Diocese of Wilmington/Catholic Charities is seeking a part-time Secretary I/Receptionist in the Dover office. This position provides support services for the staff and clients including client fees, intake and screening of clients. Proficiency in a variety of software programs and able to manage correspondence, reports, memos, notices, fliers, etc., working effectively and independently in a multi-task environment. Work schedule is 19 hours per week. Qualifications: Business or Commercial school certificate or high school or equivalent with 2-4 years of secretarial experience. Send Resumes to Human Resources, P. O. Box 2030, Wilmington, DE 19899.

Mental Health Therapist
Fee for Service
The Wilmington Behavioral Health Services Office is seeking a Fee for Service, licensed (MD/DE) post-master's level clinician to provide mental health counseling, psychotherapy and related services to individuals and families. Spanish speaking and mental health treatment experience required. For more information or to apply, see our posting on Careerbuilder.com EOE M/F/D/V or contact jobs@cdow.org.


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Community News:

BOY SCOUT TROOP 186 OF MILFORD is selling mulch. Brown mulch is $4.00 a bag and black mulch is $4.25 a bag. All bags are 2 cu ft. Delivery is available within a five mile radius of Milford for an additional $10.00. Proceeds will benefit summer camp for the scouts. Call Barry at 302-249-4763 or email lisa.garlick@yahoo.com if interested.

VISIT THE HOLY LAND AND ISRAEL Join Deacon Phil Belt for 11 days and 9 nights on a quality, customized tour on November 14 - 24, 2014. Approximately $3,839 per person, double occupancy. Book Your Reservation NOW! The tour includes visits to Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Caesarea, Magiddo, Haifa, Mount Carmel, Acre, Tiberias, Nazareth, Cana, Sepphoris, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Tabgha, Mount of the Beatitudes, Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Emmaus, and more. Walk in the footsteps of Jesus and His disciples, Renew your wedding vows in Cana, Float on the Dead Sea. Let the Old and New Testaments come alive for you! Nine nights in First Class hotels. Round-trip air from Newark, Eight full Israeli buffet breakfasts, Eight table d'hote dinners. Spectacular Sound and Light Show in Jerusalem. Sightseeing and entrance fees. For more information contact: Premier Tours: 800-932-9213, premiertours@verizon.net; or Deacon Phil at 302-674-5787, extension136, pbelt@holycrossdover.org.

DEPLOYED TROOPS Please pray for our deployed troops and their families, Sheena McIntire (Pakistan), Andrew O'Kane (South Korea), nephew of Larry & Kathy Trombello, and Milquiades Walther, (Afghanistan) grandson of Joan Walther. To make a change to this list, please call the church office.


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Diocesan News:

OFFICE OF VOCATIONS After Mary Magdalen encountered the risen Christ, she brought the Good News to the Apostles. God may be calling you to spread the Good News as a priest, deacon, religious sister or religious brother. If you'd like to chat about that more, 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!

CATHOLIC FORUM Listen to Catholic Forum every Sunday morning at 9:05 a.m. on 100.9 FM WAAI. Next Sunday, April 27th tune in to learn about the Diocese of Wilmington's Healing Mass when Fr. Charles Dillingham and Mrs. Barbara Morris are the guests. "Like" Catholic Forum on Facebook at www.facebook.com/catholicforum. For great country music, combined with words of wisdom from Fr. Joe Breighner; listen to "Country Road" each Sunday morning at 6:00 on 106.3 The Heat and at 11:30 AM on 100.9 WAAI. "Country Road" is distributed locally by the Diocese of Wilmington's Office of Communications. Would you like to see CatholicTV Network in your home? Visit GetCatholicTV.com and request that your local cable or satellite provider add CatholicTV to your channel line-up.

DISCALCED SECULAR CARMELITE COMMUNITY The Discalced Secular Carmelite Community of Mary invites you to join them for Morning Prayer at 9 AM the second Saturday of every month in the Religious Education Center of St. Jude The Apostle Parish. If you have a desire for a more intimate relationship with God through a deeper form of prayer, God may be calling you to the spirituality of Carmel: the spirituality of Saints Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross and Therese of Lisieux. You can explore this call with us. We are joined by Brother Bryan, our spiritual assistant, from the Carmelite Monastery in Washington, D.C. For further information, please call Pam Becker, OCDS, 302-645-8505 or visit our website at http://www.carmelife.com/

MASS OF ANNOINTING There will be a Mass of Annointing on Thursday, May 1st, the feast day of St. Joseph and St. Peregrine, for anyone suffering from any stress, illness or worries. The Mass will be at Mary Mother of Peace Church, 30839 Mt. Joy Rd., Millsboro, at 7:00 PM. There will be individual blessings following the Mass by the parish clergy. Any questions, please contact Deacon Dave at 945-8317.

ST. POLYCARP - Washington, D.C. Bus Trip Wednesday, Apr. 30th. Bus leaves St. Polycarp at 7:00 AM. Cost is $23 per person. We will tour the National Shrine & the newly named St. John Paul II Shrine. For more information please call 302-653-8279.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL Mary Mother of Peace Church in Millsboro is having their Annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 8 AM TO 2 PM. There will be strawberry shortcake, assorted foods, craft tables, vendors and lots of fun for everyone. There will be a raffle for $1,000 and second prize will be a family cooler valued at $250.00. If you would like to participate in the festival, you may rent an outside space. For more information or to reserve a space call Bonnie at 302-280-5795.

SHROUD OF TOURIN EXHIBIT St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church located at 800 West Lea Blvd., Wilmington, De. is pleased to announce the hosting of the Shroud of Tourin Exhibit. The exhibit includes a long linen cloth bearing a faint image of a bearded, crucified man with bloodstains that match the wounds of Jesus Christ. This cloth has been preserved and revered for centuries as the actual burial shroud that wrapped our Lord as recorded in the Bible. The exhibit will run from April 13th to April 26th, 2014. Hours are Monday thru Friday, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Sunday, Noon to 6:00 PM. For more information please call 302-762-5511 or visit our website at www.st-nicholas-church.org.

MASS WITH BISHOP MALOOLY. You are invited to the Annual Diocesan "Celebrate Life Day Mass," a celebration for persons with special needs and their families/friends/caregivers. This event will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Bear, DE on Sunday, May 4, 2014. The day includes a gathering at 3:30, Mass at 4:00 and a light dinner following Mass. We ask that if you are able to attend, please bring 2 or more cans of food for the parish food closet. To register, please email Linda Jackson at ljackson@cdow.org or call her in the Office for Religious Education at (302) 573-3130. Please respond no later than April 25th.

VISIT THE HOLY LAND AND ISRAEL Join Deacon Phil Belt for 11 days and 9 nights on a quality, customized tour on November 14 - 24, 2014. Approximately $3,839 per person, double occupancy. Book Your Reservation NOW! The tour includes visits to Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Caesarea, Magiddo, Haifa, Mount Carmel, Acre, Tiberias, Nazareth, Cana, Sepphoris, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Tabgha, Mount of the Beatitudes, Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Emmaus, and more. Walk in the footsteps of Jesus and His disciples, Renew your wedding vows in Cana, Float on the Dead Sea. Let the Old and New Testaments come alive for you! Nine nights in First Class hotels. Round-trip air from Newark, Eight full Israeli buffet breakfasts, Eight table d'hote dinners. Spectacular Sound and Light Show in Jerusalem. Sightseeing and entrance fees. For more information contact: Premier Tours: 800-932-9213, premiertours@verizon.net; or Deacon Phil at 302-674-5787, extension136, pbelt@holycrossdover.org.

SAVE THE DATE The Diocese of Wilmington is hosting a Women's Conference, "Be who you are and be that well" (Includes Mass, Presentations, Lunch & Inspirational Music throughout the day) on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The cost of the conference will be $30.00 (lunch on your own) / $40.00 includes box lunch. Registration begins this summer at St. Joseph's Parish, Middletown, DE. The conference speaker will be Johnnette Benkovic, founder & president of "Women of Grace".


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Pray for Our Sick:

Saint John's:Saint Bernadette:
Jackie Baney, Roy Bowden Jr., Catherine Bythway Sr., Joseph Cherneski, Antonio G. Cruz, Elizabeth Cuiba, Marilyn Diogo, Gerald Doran, Ann and George Ehrmann, Adelia Faulkner, Madeline Gorski, Eddie Hilligoss, Josephine Huber, Rose Imhof, Jane Langrall, Catherine Love, Rick McCarthy, Rita Merritt, Kay Meyer, Art Morgan, Dominic Romano, Angela Sabo, Stephanie Santana, Deacon John Smith, Rob Stapleford, Fred Warren, Jackie Wolfe, Jim Woofter., Robert Cerro, Lois Cheshaek, Helen Dominguez, Eldon Riter, Mary Rothermel & Kathleen Wesbay,


God of comfort bless and heal those afflicted with illness of any kind. May our prayers and our ministry to these our sisters and brothers, comfort and bring Godís healing. AMEN

(Names will remain on the prayer list for four weeks. If they need to be extended please call the office.)

WE REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE DIED:

Robert Messmer, Jr.

Joseph Coverdale ,

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. AMEN.

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