St John The Apostle - St Bernadette Catholic Churchs
Thanks for generously supporting the Sustaining Hope for the Future campaign; Next K of C Breakfast, November 9, 8-11 am, St. John's Parish Hall
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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: Wis 3:1-9/Rom 5:5-11 or Rom 6:3-9/Jn 6:37-40
Monday: Phil 2:1-4/Lk 14:12-14
Tuesday: Phil 2:5-11/Lk 14:15-24
Wednesday: Phil 2:12-18/Lk 14:25-33
Thursday: Phil 3:3-8a/Lk 15:1-10
Friday: Phil 3:17--4:1/Lk 16:1-8
Saturday: Phil 4:10-19/Lk 16:9-15
Next Sunday: Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12/1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17/Jn 2:13-22


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


My Dear Friends,


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

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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
Saturday4:00 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 PARISH PRAYER LINE now has over 22 parishioners praying for our needs. In addition there are a number of religious orders praying to keep for our needs. To add someone please email Karen Malzone at jadrula@comcast.net.

OUR DEPLOYED TROOPS: Christian Ciccaglione (Afghanistan), 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.

WE WELCOME all visitors and newcomers to our community; especially Virginia Robinson & Lois Cheshaek. If you are new to the area and would like to register in the parish, please see one of the ushers following mass or contact the parish offices.


WOMEN OF PRAYER will meet again on Saturday, November 8 at 11am in St. Bernadette Hall. Please join us and bring a light lunch to share. If you would like more information about our group please contact Jeannette Minner at 222-0156.

ST. BERNADETTE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Council 14317, Please be advised that our scheduled meeting for Thursday, November 6, has been rescheduled to Thursday, November 13. Subsequent meetings will return to the normal 1st Thursday of the month. On November 15, 2014, St. Bernadette Council 14317 will sponsor 5 candidates at the Fourth Degree Exemplification, in New Castle County; Angel Alvarado, William B. Hudran III, Julian G. Hamlin, Edward Skupejko & William R. Vogel.

CHAOS will be held at Padua Academy on Sunday, November 16, 2014. Registration begins at 10 am and the day wraps up at 4 pm. The keynotes are Mathias Michael, Louis Gargiula, Beth Hull, and Pat Collins. To find out more about these young artists, please visit http://ncyctoptalent.info.If you are in grades 6-8 please see Dawn Curtiss to register.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT Our next night is Friday, November 14 at 7 pm when we will be showing Mr. Peabody & Sherman.
GRANDPARENT LUNCHEON Mark you calendars for our Annual grandparent luncheon on November 23rd at noon. Don't forget to sign up and let us know your family will be coming and what covered dish you will bring to share.

THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS The Knights of Columbus Auxiliary has begun collecting non perishable food, gift cards, and cash to make our Thanksgiving food boxes for needy parishioners of St. Bernadette Church . Food may be left in the church vestibule. Please give any gift cards or monetary donations to one of our ushers or an Auxiliary member. All donations should be received by November 18th in order for us to provide baskets by Thanksgiving.

The Knights of Columbus Auxiliary will meet again on November 20th @ 7 pm.

LAKE FOREST CHURCH ASSOCIATION
With the approach of cold weather we are expecting requests for food to increase. Please give your support and help us continue this ministry for those in need. If you know of someone in need they can call 302-222-8404 on Tuesday or Thursday mornings for a same day appointment. Volunteer opportunities are available the mornings of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call Anne Paladino 302-398-4285 for informationWith the approach of cold weather we are expecting requests for food to increase. Please give your support and help us continue this ministry for those in need. If you know of someone in need they can call 302-222-8404 on Tuesday or Thursday mornings for a same day appointment. Volunteer opportunities are available the mornings of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call Anne Paladino 302-398-4285 for information.



WOMEN OF PRAYER will meet again on Saturday, November 8 at 11am in St. Bernadette Hall. Please join us and bring a light lunch to share. If you would like more information about our group please contact Jeannette Minner at 222-0156.

MINISTERS NEEDED In recent weeks we have lost Extra Ordinary Ministers of the Eucharist and Lectors at the 4 pm Mass. If you think you are called to either of these ministries please call Eileen at 398-8269.



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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:

DEPLOYED TROOPS... Please pray for our deployed troops and their families, Joshua Meenan and (Afghanistan), Andrew O'Kane (England), nephew of Larry & Kathy Trombello. To make a change to this list, please call the parish office.

"Prayer Line: please e-mail Prayer requests to Karen Malzone at jadrula@comcast.net "

SAINTS ARE COMING ..On Sunday, November 9th at the 11:00 AM Mass a procession of the Saints will be presented by students in CCD classes.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTER CONFERENCE The parish will conduct a general conference for all Eucharistic Ministers on Saturday, November 15 from 9 AM to 2 PM in St. John's Hall. This conference is for all Eucharistic Ministers including those who minister at Mass, at the Hospitals and Nursing Homes, at Hospice, and to the Homebound. We will begin in St. John's Church with a Eucharistic Prayer Service, serve a light lunch and end with a short prayer service. The purpose of the conference is to re-certify those Eucharistic Ministers needing re-certification, to provide additional catechesis to all Eucharistic Ministers, and to respond to any questions and/or concerns. Attendance at the conference is mandatory for all Eucharistic Ministers and will serve as a requirement for continuation in the Ministry. Please register by calling either of the parish offices or Deacon Bob Herzog at 302-786-2139 or email at theherzogs@cablespeed.com.

THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS - The Social Concerns Committee will once again be distributing Thanksgiving food baskets for the needy in our community. Mountaire Farms is helping us again this year and have committed to 63 baskets, We have already exceeded the 63 baskets and we will not know until the first week of November if they can give us the additional that we need, plus we need to supplement food for larger families. Can you please help us with food donations of the following items: Gravy, stuffing, canned yams, instant potatoes, applesauce, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, muffin mix, and brownie mix. Also chicken roasters or money toward the purchase of chicken roasters is also needed. You may bring the food to the church and put in the bin in the back or drop off at the office. Thank you for your continued generosity in our mission of feeding those in need. Deadline for your donations is November 23rd.

CHAOS ..Sign up for Chaos starts on Sunday, October 26, 2014. This retreat is for Grades 6th through 8th.

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Parish & Family Life:

DEPLOYED TROOPS... Please pray for our deployed troops and their families, Joshua Meenan and (Afghanistan), Andrew O'Kane (England), nephew of Larry & Kathy Trombello. To make a change to this list, please call the parish office.

KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS PANCAKE BREAKFAST..Will be held on Sunday the 12th of October. We will be serving from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM. We hope to change the menu in the next few months . We also hope the parish will support our efforts. St Joseph Council

OFFICE CLOSED...The office at Saint John's will be closed on October 13th.

NO LATIN MASSES...There will be no Latin Masses on Wednesday, October 15th and Saturday, October 18th.

PRO-LIFE MEETING...Please join us of Monday, October 13, in St. John's basement after the 7:00 PM Mass. Our mission is to promote a pro-life culture in our parish through education and parish pro-life activities.

55 CROSSES...are being placed on the grounds of St. John the Apostle from October 15 to October 31. Each cross represents more than a million unborn children who have died through abortion. That's more than 55 million babies! Please pray that the "Life at Conception Act" is passed so that Roe vs. Wade will finally be overturned.

OKTOBERFEST 2014!..Once again God graced us with good weather. We want to thank every volunteer who so generously gave of their time to help make this important church fundraiser a success. For those volunteers who didn't make it - you missed a great time. We would particularly like to thank the youth of the parish who did such a great job in the soda booth and in keeping the trash taken care of! It looks like we were successful and a full report will be given as soon as possible.

NO EVENING MASSES. On Monday October 13 at 7:00 PM at St. John's and on October 15 at 7:00 PM at St. Bernadette's.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN...is a focused
Pro-Life campaign to end abortion by recruiting volunteers from numerous churches to access God's power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil at abortion clinics around the world. St John's and St. Bernadette's parishioner's are asked to peacefully walk outside the Abortion Clinic , at 805 S. Governor's Ave., Dover, on Fridays from September 24 to November 2 ( but your presence is welcome anytime). Can you volunteer to walk and pray at the clinic for 2 hours between the hours of 7:00 AM. and 7:00 PM Please get involved. Signs will be available at St. John's and St. Bernadette's offices. You can sign up by contacting Maria Poptanich at mpoptanich@gAMil.com or by phone at 302-526-8292, or Mary Hall at maryv.hall@gAMil.com or by phone at 302-491-6432.

Special Events at the Abortion Clinic...
Midway Vigil-Tuesday, October 14 from 5:30 PM.

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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:

St. John's:

Next Officers meeting is November 6 at Deacon Woofter's House.

Next breakfast is November 6, 8-11 am in St. John's Parish Hall

Next business meeting is November 20 at 8 pm in St. John's Parish hall Foyer.

St. Bernadette's"

Please be advised that our scheduled meeting for Thursday, November 6, has been rescheduled to Thursday, November 13. Subsequent meetings will return to the normal 1st Thursday of the month. On November 15, 2014, St. Bernadette Council 14317 will sponsor 5 candidates at



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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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

DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
The Diocese of Wilmington is seeking a full time Director of Religious Education to develop, implement and evaluate programs for all formal religious education in the Diocese: Pre-K through adult; parishes and schools. The Director is responsible for developing an effective Catechist Formation Program for parishes, providing leadership for local Parish Catechetical Leaders, organizing and directing religious education workshops and institutes on both the diocesan and regional level. The Director works closely with the Diocesan Board of Religious Education and implements the approved policies. The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills, the ability to lead people, develop a team and solve problems.
Minimum required qualifications will include: Practicing Catholic in good standing, Master's degree in Religious Education or Theology , Knowledge, skills and abilities obtained through five years of parish experience and three years of diocesan level experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience, A broad contemporary knowledge of catechetical issues and documents, Travel throughout the Diocese of Wilmington is required
Email resume and letter of interest with salary requirements to jobs@cdow.org. Please reference DRE in the subject line. No telephone calls will be accepted


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CIRCLE OF LIGHT. Circle of Light Community Day at Abbott's Grill on November 4, 2014 for lunch and dinner. Circle of Light is a nondenominational Milford based ministry that seeks to help women and children threatened by homelessness. It was established in 2009. With this assistance Circle of Light, Inc. and their community partners, Red Hat Ladies and the Local Churches, has made it possible for women to be reunited with their children who had been placed in DFS care. Helped families maintain/gain employment, helped families with food and toiletries, helped the foster girl program supply school uniforms and gifts for Christmas, assist the Milford School District supply sleeping bags to children to stay warm, provide quilts, blankets, and crotchet items to the veterans program and financially supported "Code Purple".


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Diocesan News:

CATHOLIC CHARITIES ...an provide support to unaccompanied minors that have arrived in Delaware from Central America and the families that are sponsoring them. In addition to making food and clothing available, Catholic Charities can link minors in need of legal representation with free legal services. For more information, call Catholic Charities. In New Castle County, call 302-655-9624, in Kent County call 302-674-1600, and in Sussex County call 302-856-9578.

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER ..The purpose of life is to get to Heaven, and to bring everyone with me that I can. What have I done to help bring me and my spouse to Heaven? Attend the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend on November 7-9 in Rehoboth Beach, DE. For more information, visit our website at www.wwme-delmar.org or to register for the weekend, please call Dave and Cyndi Germack @ 302-220-9833.

10th Annual Auction Nov. 14 at St. Polycarp, at 6:30 pm. Items to auction include a 1-night personal retreat for 2 at Sandy Cove in Northeast, Md., overnights at Kitty Knight House Historic Inn & the Wilmington Sheraton. Also on the block are furniture, gift baskets, and an 18 hole round of golf for 4 with cart at Maple Dale Country Club in Dover. Also on the block are tickets to The Wilmington Grand Opera House, jewelry, furniture, gift baskets and much more. (302) 653-8279.

DIOCESAN HEALING MASS will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, Delaware. Rev. Charles C. Dillingham, Pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption will be preside and give the homily. Additionally, Father Dillingham will go into the congregation to bless those in the reserved seating area, and prayer teams will also visit all who cannot come forward to the altar for prayers. Confessions will be heard after Mass.

ARCHMERE ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE ..Join us on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. and learn how you can "Make Your Mark" at Archmere! Preregistration is suggested. www.archmereacademy.com/openhouse 302-798-6632 ext 718


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Pray for Our Sick:

Saint John's:Saint Bernadette:
Jim Woofter, Ryder Waddington, Jim Malloy, Carolyn Baglione, and Milquiades Walther, Jack and Ruth Crowson, Susan McKinney, Gina Daniels, Stephanie Jones, Carolyn Baglione, John Guyon, Ann and George Ehrmann, Catherine Love, Cathy Bythway, Sr, Arthur Morgan, Angelo Mayoral, Mary Kahl;, Ann and George Ehrmann, Catherine Love, Duane Anthony, Florence Bianco, Sandy Bickle, Eleanor Cerro, Lois Cheshaek, Trudy DeLacy, Mary Diener, Helen Dominguez, Joan Higgins, Ruth Layne, Eldon Riter, Annette Tetrault & 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:

Drew Bianco,

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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