Parish Information

Marriage Arrangements
Arrangements for Marriage must be made at least one year prior to the wedding according to the policy of the Diocese of Wilmington.  The Bride and Groom must have an interview with a parish priest  before any date is set. Call the Rectory for an appointment at 302-328-3431.

Baptism Arrangements
Arrangements for the Sacrament of Baptism are to be made at the Rectory Office. The Baptismal Formation Program is required for all parents who wish to have their children baptized.
Baptism Brochure (PDF) updated July 2013

Visits to the Sick
If you or someone you know is sick and would like a visit at home or in the hospital please call our Parish office at 302-328-3431.

Confessions
Saturday from 4PM-4:45PM (and by appointment)
A Short Guide for Confession (PDF)

Rosary:  Each weekday after the 8:30AM Mass, prayers in the chapel.

Devotions to the Sacred Heart
First Fridays of the month in the Chapel beginning after 8:30AM.

First Saturdays of the month are held in the Chapel after 8:30AM Mass with prayers and confession available.

Altar Flowers

A familiar advertising motto. We hear it every day in TV commercials, see it in our monthly magazines and experience the wonder of their beauty in our summer gardens. Remember the phrase “flower power?” The power of flowers is unquestionable. Flowers speak for us when we can’t find the words. Flowers are unspoken messages for “I’m sorry” and “I love you,” and we can send or receive flowers for nearly every event in our life. Likewise, flowers are very important in our church as well. They add elegance and grace to our altar. We watch Advent bring new life as we wait patiently for the Christmas cactus to bloom and we experience the trumpets of heaven resounding when we see the Easter lilies  Their unspoken message speaks of hope to our grieving families at funerals and joy to our wedding couples. As we come to offer praise and thanksgiving we remember those people and events that have marked our lives. If you would like to make a special offering for flowers, please call the Rectory Office at 302-328-3431.

Mass Cards (Currently Available)
Mass cards may be purchased at the Rectory Office Monday through Friday, 9AM – 3:00PM.   Candles are available for those who would like to remember a loved one or celebrate a birthday. Candles are $10/each and burn for two weeks

Rite of Christian Initiation

  • Are you someone who was baptized as a Catholic but never received the Sacraments of First Communion and/or Confirmation?
  • Are you someone who has a family member or a friend who is a Catholic and you are interested in becoming a Catholic yourself?
  • Are you someone who was baptized in a non-Catholic Christian faith and you are now interested in converting to the Catholic faith?
  • Are you someone who was never baptized in any Christian faith and now you would like to be a full member of the Catholic Church?

If you are an adult (18 years old or older) and you answered “yes” to any one of these questions, then the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is for you. More information here.

Parish Finance Council
The Code of Canon Law introduces the Parish Finance Council as a mandated body having an advisory and consultative role with the pastor.

Canon 537 says,
“Each parish is to have a finance council which is regulated by universal law as well as by norms issued by the diocesan bishop; in this council the Christian faithful, selected according to the same norms, aid the pastor in the administration of parish goods with due regard for the prescription of canon 532.” 

Every parish therefore is required to have a Parish Finance Council, both by adherence to the Code of Canon Law and by local norms issued by the diocesan bishop.

The Finance Council works closely with the pastor, who is accountable to the diocesan bishop for the administration and stewardship of the temporal goods of the parish. The pastor, according to Canon Law, has among his responsibilities, the responsibility for parish financial and temporal management. The Parish Finance Council is a consultative body appointed by the pastor to assist him in meeting these obligations. While the Parish Finance Council does not have decision making authority, consultation is at the heart of the decision-making process – sharing information, listening, contributing to the discussion, and promoting consensus.