CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE - A special thanks to all the parishioners
who have generously agreed to serve as volunteers in the Sustaining
Hope for the Future campaign. Your time and talents are greatly
appreciated by our parish and by the Diocese. The formal kickoff for the
Sustaining Hope for the Future campaign is this weekend - October 4/5.
and we will be showing the campaign video at each Mass. Our parish
campaign will fund the diocese needs as well as our own needs
From Our Pastor - The Dialog announced Official Appointments by
Bishop Malooly this week...Our previous pastor, Msgr. J. Thomas Cini,
VG has been appointed Special Assistant to the Bishop and will now be in
residence at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Parish. Msgr. Cini served as
our pastor for nine years while continuing his diocesan duties as Vicar
General. We are grateful for his faithful service to our parish. We look
forward to showing our appreciation to Monsignor at a later date as his
We congratulate Very Reverend Steven P. Hurley, VG, STL, our former
associate pastor of St. Ann’s. Father Hurley has been appointed Vicar
General and Moderator of the Curia succeeding Msgr. Cini by supervising
all the departments and secretariats of the Diocese of Wilmington. We
send him our prayers and best wishes in this position which he assumes
in addition to his duties as pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish.
2015 Mass Intentions - We are now accepting Mass requests for the
calendar year 2015. Your special requests will be honored to the extent
possible, but we ask your patience and understanding. So that we can
accommodate as many families as possible, we ask that requests of
multiple Masses be limited to twelve per year. Since scheduling begins in
late October, it is important that requests be received by October 15,
2014. If you would like to be informed of the dates and times of your
scheduled requests please include a self-addressed stamped envelope, a
phone number or email address so that we can contact you. PLEASE
NOTE THAT SCHEDULING FOR THE 2015 MASSES WILL NOT BE
COMPLETE UNTIL DECEMBER.
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW FOR THE CHRIS HILLMAN CONCERT!
Sunday, October 12th at St. Ann’s School Social Hall with original
members of The Byrds and 1991 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee
CHRIS HILLMAN, together with HERB PEDERSEN. Remember those
great songs like “Mr Tambourine Man” and “Turn Turn Turn”? The magic
of The Byrds is alive and well. Food will be available. Tickets are now
available at the parish office, or see Fr. Dan after Mass.
|The Parish, founded in 1869, is located in the “Forty-Acres” sections of Wilmington on the
square block at Gilpin Avenue and Union Street.