St John The Apostle - St Bernadette Catholic Churchs
Oktoberfest 2014, Ocotber 3-4 at St John's. No St. John's K of C breakfast during Sept.
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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 Readings
Sunday: Ez 33:7-9/Rom 13:8-10/Mt 18:15-20 Monday: Mi 5:1-4a or Rom 8:28-30/Mt 1:1-16, 18-23 or 1:18-23 Tuesday: 1 Cor 6:1-11/Lk 6:12-19 Wednesday: 1 Cor 7:25-31/Lk 6:20-26 Thursday: 1 Cor 8:1b-7, 11-13/Lk 6:27-38 Friday: 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22b-27/Lk 6:39-42 Saturday: 1 Cor 10:14-22/Lk 6:43-49 Next Sunday: Nm 21:4b-9/Phil 2:6-11/Jn 3:13-17


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 ~ 4:00 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


Dear Friends,
The German Oktoberfest began at St. John's in 1990. On October 3rd
and 4th we will be celebrating our 24th Annual Oktoberfest. The
Oktoberfest was born out of necessity to cover the cost of a new roof
on the church. The idea was promoted by Karl Thomas, German born,
and assisted by his wonderful wife, Renate also of German descent.
Originally it was a German event. There was an internationally renowned
German Orchestra, German Dancers, homemade bread( a la
Karl Thomas) and also a 50/50 raffle. Renate cooked all the German
food.
Over the years the event has grown into a community affair that everyone looks forward to attending.
Today it is an international ethnic affair. On Saturday, there is an area specifically for children
that includes games, pony rides, small train ride and a petting zoo. We have bands on Friday
night, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening. There is dancing and home made foods from
many ethnic groups. We have German, Italian, Polish, Filipino, good old American hamburgers and
hot dogs, and this year a Taste of Irish. Also featuring Al Burke's famous French Fries (as good as
or better than Beach Fries) and Al's fried sweet potatoes . We have Funnel Cakes, Italian Ice,
Crab Cakes, Pretzels, Home Made Desserts and we continue to have a raffle with a prize of
$1,000. We have Crafters. Helicopter Rides, White Elephant Treasures and beautiful plants.
While it is hard work, it is a labor of love. Many have been on the committee since its inception.
Many are new and we welcome them! Through this fest, there is an experience of warm fellowship
within our church and the community at large. People say it is the best event in town and
you will see the community come together, both young and old. There are between 3 and 4
thousand who attend each year. And it is a great way to meet people in the church and the community.
The first Oktoberfest raised $9,000. Since that
time we have raised a total of $450,000. As you
can see this is an important fundraiser for our
church. This is where you can come in! The only
way we can continue this event is for you to
help! God has given all of us many talents; let's
use them to help our church. We will doing volunteer
sign up weekends in September. Please
plan on signing up, we need you!

Thank you,

Fr. Darcy

FROM THE BISHOP'S DESK



Attention Parishioners:


NEW! MESSAGE FROM DIOCEASE ON SUSTAINING HOPE FOR THE FUTURE

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

Grotto:


New Grotto

Mass Times:


MondayNo Mass
TuesdayNo Mass
Wednesday7:00 PM
ThursdayNo Mass
FridayNo Mass
Saturday4:00 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 God�s 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

CCD REGISTRATION... Grades Pre-K to 5th Grade and 9th Grade- August 24th, 31st, and September 7th from 9 AM to 11 AM. Registration will also be in the RE office on August 25th , 26th , and 27th, September 2nd and 3rd from 11 AM to 3 PM. Classes will begin on September 14th. There will be NO registrations that day. If you have a child registering for the first time, a Baptism Certificate is needed when you register. Teen Challenge (grades 6th,,7th and 8th) will have a mandatory retreat on September 7th beginning with the 11 o'clock mass at St. John's. Registration begins at 10:30am in the CCD Office.; retreat beings with 11am Mass . Any questions please call the RE office.

CCD CATECHISTS NEEDED... for the following grades at St. John's: 2nd, 6th, 7th and 8th. Please contact Cathy Bythway at the parish office for more information.

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:

OUR DEPLOYED TROOPS
Christian Ciccaglione (Afghanistan), Eddie Garcia (Saudi Arabia), Michael Gleason (Afghanistan), Tommy Lozano & Phillip Turnbull, nephew of Scott Landis. To add anyone to this list, please call the church office at 398-8269.

ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC
Will be held this year at St. Bernadette Church on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 from 12 Noon to 4:00 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, chips, pretzels and beverages will be provided.. A sign-up sheet will be available in the gathering area of each church. Please let us know if you will attend so we can determine the amount of food needed. Those who plan to attend are asked to bring a dish large enough to feed 8 people.
Last names beginning with letters A-G: Please bring a SALAD
Last names beginning with letters H-P: Please bring a VEGETABLE
Last names beginning with letters Q-Z: Please bring a DESSERT

CCD
Registration for the 2014-2015 R.E. year has begun. Registration forms, Handbook and Schedules can be found at the entrance of the church and online at www.stbernadettechurch.net. If you have not already d
Registration for the 2014-2015 R.E. year has begun. Registration forms, Handbook and Schedules can be found at the entrance of the church and online at www.stbernadettechurch.net. If you have not already done so please register your child(ren) so we can be assured of having enough supplies and resources.

Classes begin for all grades on September 28th! Grades9 & 10 meet @ 9:15 am and grades Pre-K



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Saint John Announcements:

Liturgy:

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.

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.

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Christian Formation:

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

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Parish & Family Life:

DEPLOYED TROOPS... Please pray for our deployed troops and their families, Joshua Meenan and Sheena McIntire (Afghanistan), Andrew O'Kane (South Korea), nephew of Larry & Kathy Trombello. To make a change to this list, please call the parish office.
ATTENTION LECTORS... Lector books for the new Liturgical Year are in the office. Please stop by and pick up your copy. Thank you.
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 Hal. For more information call Deacon John at 422-4554 or either of the Parish Offices at 422-5123 or 398-8269. RCIA at Saint John the Apostle contact John Yaeger at 422-4554 or by e-mail at john.yaeger@verison.net for more information

CCD REGISTRATION... Grades Pre-K to 5th Grade and 9th Grade- September 7th from 9 AM to 11 A.M. Classes will begin on September 14th. There will be NO registrations that day. If you have a child registering for the first time, a Baptism Certificate is needed when you register.

CCD CATECHISTS NEEDED... for the following grades at St. John's: 2nd, 6th, 7th and 8th. Please contact Cathy Bythway at the parish office for more information.
COLUMBIETTES ...Peebles Department Store is once again sponsoring St.. Joseph's Columbiettes for their month of giving. Shoppers at Peebles will have the opportunity to make a donation of any amount to our organization at checkout. St. Joseph's Columbiettes meet at St. John's, and your donations help support local charities as well as St. John's Parish. The Month of Giving begins on Sept. 12 and runs through October 12th. Please consider supporting the Columbiettes when you shop at Peebles. Your support is greatly appreciated.
PRO LIFE COMMITTEE... Please join us on September 8th in Matthew Meeting Room following the 7 PM Mass. Our mission is to promote a pro-life culture in our parishes through education and parish pro-life activities.
ST. JOHN'S FOOD PANTRY Our Food Pan-try business is booming. This is both good and bad. Good that we have been able to help so many fami-lies in need, but bad because we are going through our funds quickly. Our parish has joined the Food Bank which has been a great help. We get our big-gest savings on items donated to the Food Bank, however, they rarely have enough of certain items therefore we have to purchase them at our local grocery stores. If you would like to help, we could use monetary donations to purchase food for our pantry or food donations such as: Powdered milk (quart size packages), canned meat or canned tuna, peanut butter, jelly, pancake mix, syrup, and cereal. Thank you for your continued support and God Bless!

MATTRESS & BOX SPRINGS NEEDED If you or anyone you know has a mattress and box spring for a needy person please contact Megan Ve-nables@RHD.ORG, case worker at Resources for Human Development of Seaford.
24th ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST... If you have not signed up to volunteer at our parish Oktoberfest please consider doing so asap. Items for the White Elephant Booth may be dropped off between 8 AM and 3 PM (no clothes please). Please call the office before bringing your items in. Baked Good are needed and may be dropped off on Thursday, Friday or Saturday morning of the event. Handmade craft items are also needed for St. John's Craft Booth. Men are needed (do not have to be an electrician) to help with the electrical set up. Monetary donations will be gladly accepted to defray the expense.

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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:

No September breakfast due to the parish picnic and the Sustaining Hope for the Future kickoff.

Next business meeting, September 18 at 8 pm in the Parish Hall Foyer

Next officers meeting, October 2, at 7pm in the Parish Hall Foyer



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:Dec. John Yaeger
Deputy Grand Knight:Andy Fulton
Financial Secretary:Joe Quetel
Chancellor:Dominic Romano
Recorder:Tom Farrell
Treasurer:Fred Smiga
Advocate:Mike Esposito
Warden:Bill owens
Inside Guard:Vince Constentino
Outside Guard:Jim Newton
3rd Year Trustee:Joe O'Connoer
2nd Year Trustee:Dave Herron
1st Year Trustee:Dec. 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. � 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

24th ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST... If you have not signed up to volunteer at our parish Oktober-fest please consider doing so asap. Items for the White Elephant Booth may be dropped off between 8 AM and 3 PM (no clothes please). Please call the office before bringing your items in. Baked Good are needed and may be dropped off on Thursday, Friday or Saturday morning of the event. Handmade craft items are also needed for St. John's Craft Booth. Men are needed (do not have to be an elec-trician) to help with the electrical set up. Monetary donations will be gladly accepted to defray the ex-pense.
SECRETARY I/RECEPTIONIST...The Diocese of Wilmington Catholic Charities' is seeking a Secre-tary I/Receptionist to work in the Dover office of Catholic Charities. Qualifications are Associates de-gree or certification in secretarial/business school plus one to three years of experience (preferred) or equivalent combination of experience and education. Work schedule is generally 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday. For more information or to apply go to CareerBuilder.

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Community News:

The Milford Community Band will present their summer concert Sunday, August 10 at 3 pm at the Riverfront Theater, 2 s. Walnut St. Milford. There is no charge for admission but donations will gladly be accepted.

The Milford Community Band will host a "Fund Raiser" on Saturday, August 16 at Applebee's Bar and Grill in Milford. "All you can eat" breakfast of flapjacks and sausage will be served by your favorite band embers form 8 - 10 am. There will be a group of traveling musicians to play your favorite tune. Tickets are $5. each and can be purchased from any member of the MCB.


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Diocesan News:

DO YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A CALLING TO THE PRIESTHOOD? Come And Seek on Sept. 17th...Are you being called to the Priesthood? You're invited to socialize, talk, and hang-out with priests, and men like yourself, who think the Lord may be calling them to be a priest. On September 17th, the CAS group will meet at the Wilmington Riverfront at 6:00 p.m. For more information, call Fr. Chris at 302-239-7100 x 24. Come and Seek is sponsored by the priests of St. John the Beloved Church and St. Mary of the Assumption Church, under the direction of Bishop Malooly and the Office of Vocations.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES is helping families who have taken in unaccompanied minors arriving from Guatemala by providing the families with distributions from our food program. In order to replenish our food pantries, we are asking for donations of nonperishable food items, as well as hygiene items, such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and sham-poo. Cash donations, or donations of grocery store gift cards, are also welcomed. Donations can be de-livered to any Catholic Charities location. To make a cash donation online, visit https://www.cdow.org/ccdonation.html. Catholic Charities locations are: Main Office 2601 W 4th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805, 302-655-9624; Bayard House, 300 Bayard Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805, 302-654-1184.

SAVE THE DATE... Saturday, November 1, 2014, 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. The cost of the conference will be $30.00 (lunch on your own) or $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".

NEW! MESSAGE FROM DIOCEASE ON SUSTAINING HOPE FOR THE FUTURE

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Pray for Our Sick:

Saint John's:Saint Bernadette:
Anna Zimmerman, Joan Wolpert, Rosemary Coverale, Jackie Baney, Roy Bowden Jr., Catherine Bythway Sr., Joseph Cherneski, Elizabeth Cuiba, Ray DiMaria, Marilyn Diogo, Helen Dominguez, Ann and George Ehrmann, Adelia Faulkner, Madeline Gorski, Eddie Hilligoss, Jose-phine Huber, Rose Imhof, Catherine Love, Angelo Mayoral, Rick McCarthy, Rita Merritt, Kay Meyer, Art Morgan, Dominic Romano, Angela Sabo, Steph-anie Santana, Deacon John Smith, Rob Stapleford, Fred Warren, Jackie Wolfe, Jim Woofter, Ryder Waddington, Loretta and Tony Gersitz, Jim Malloy, Carolyn Baglione, and Milquiades Walther, Jack and Ruth Crowson, Susan McKinney, Florence Bianco, Sandy Bickle, Eleanor Cerro, Lois Cheshaek, Trudy DeLacy, Helen Dominguez, Maggie Howton, Ruth James, Alice Kozlowski, Ruth Layne, Deacon Jim Malloy, Eldon Riter, & Kathleen Westbay.,


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 God�s 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:

Stephen Bond (brother of Nancy Landis),

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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