St. Mary’s Ladies’ Guild Annual Christmas Bazaar:
Starting the weekend of November 18th & 19th and continuing through December 9th & 10th,
the bazaar will be held in the Gathering Space before and after
weekend Masses. Come! Shop early for unique gifts and ornaments. In addition there will be raffle items.
All proceeds benefit our church and its environment. Merry Christmas Everyone!!!
PREP Reminders: For more information, click on Christian Formation Ministries... PREP
Monday Evening PREP - No class on Monday, November 20.
June PREP - The third of four Sunday classes will be held January 7 from 9:45am to 11:15am.
August PREP - The second of four Sunday classes will be held December 3 from 9:45am to 11:15am.
Breakfast with Santa - Saturday, December 2: The Knights of Columbus will sponsor Breakfast with Santa
from 9:00 to 11:00am in the St. Mary Room.
Men's Cornerstone Morning Brew - Saturday, December 2: The second quarterly "Morning Brew" for
men of the Parish will Be on Saturday, December 2,
in the church hall. This is a quarterly event aimed at all of us growing in our faith.
Christmas Greens Pickup - December 2nd and 3rd:
If you ordered Christmas greens from the St. Vincent de Paul Society, please remember that pickup is after Masses
the weekend of December 2nd and 3rd.
High School Placement Test - December 2-3:
The High School Placement Test for eighth grade students will be administered at the parish and diocesan high schools (Padua Academy, Saint Elizabeth High School, Saint Mark’s High School,
Saint Thomas More Academy, Saints Peter & Paul High School) on Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3.
For information and registration, contact the Catholic Schools Office (302-573-3133),
Diocesan website www.cdow.org
, or one of the high schools.
St. Mary's Catholic Teen Ministry (CTM): St. Mary's CTM is meeting the second Sunday of every month
after the 11:30am Mass. The event schedule and some other important
information about CTM may be found on the CTM page. To see the updates, on the menu at left, click on Youth... CTM - Catholic Teen Ministry
Parish Outreach Ministries: The St. Mary of the Assumption parish outreach ministries offer year
round opportunities to support those in need in our local communinity. There are also special opportunities
during the holiday season.
Teen Dance - January 13:
Teen dances for the 2017-18 school year are scheduled on the following Saturdays:
January 13 and April 14, 2018
For more information, click on Youth... Middle School Dances on the menu at left.
Women's Retreat - Saturday, January 27, 2018: St. Mary's Adult Faith Formation Ministry presents a one-day retreat
for women. For more information
and to purchase tickets
All Saints Catholic School Tuition Assistance & Enrollment:
A New Program to Benefit All It is with great pleasure that I share with you that our Annual Giving Campaign
has reached the projected goal in raising $20,000 in support of tuition for families in need in our school community.
These funds in addition to the assistance received through the Kremer Foundation and our diocesan Vision for the Future
tuition assistance funds allow us to offer almost $70,000 in tuition assistance. Unfortunately, this still falls short
of the financial needs our families have.
A Win-Win Opportunity: Last Summer, we received funding from a new source that allowed us to provide for families new to our school.
These funds have once again been secured but will be extended to current families who refer a new family to our school.
We have made great strides in our enrollment efforts for the 2017 - 2018 school year with approximately 25 new families registered.
Yet, we currently have openings in some of our classes. If a new family registers in our school over the summer months and names your
family as a reference, each family will receive an automatic $500 in tuition assistance. More assistance will be negotiated for families
with more than one child or with greater financial need.
Help Us to Help You as we strive to provide quality, Catholic education to all families who sincerely seek it for their children.
All Saints Catholic School
907 New Road
Wilmington, DE 19805
St. Mary's is now on Facebook!!! Check out our parish Facebook page for updates and LIKE us.
If you are searching for our page, type in St-Mary-of-the-Assumption-Church. Or simply click the Facebook logo below to go to our page.
Photos from Stained Glass Windows Blessing by Bishop Malooly - September 17:
A packed church, the Knights of Columbus Color Guard, and the full choir celebrated Mass with Bishop Malooly as he blessed our recently completed stained glass windows.
click here to see photos
Parish Picnic a Great Time!!! Thank you to all of our wonderful clergy, staff, volunteers
and picnic-ers for making the day so special! To see some photos from the picnic and give us feedback to
make future events even more successful, click on the following link:
Picnic Photos and Feedback Link
Welcome Fr. Evers!! Our new Associate Pastor, Fr. Evers introduced himself at all Masses the weekend of July 1 and 2.
Please introduce yourself and welcome him.
Knights of Columbus Insurance: Did you know that as a member of the Knights of Columbus, you would be eligible
to purchase various types of insurance as well as some high interest rate annuities? For more information, click on one of the Knights of
Columbus links on the menu at left, under the Adults tab.
Mass Times - Please Read: In response to the Refresh parish survey conducted in the fall of 2016, we moved to a new YEAR-ROUND
Sunday Mass schedule back in April.
Congratulations Father Coffiey!!! Our beloved Father Chris Coffiey transferred to St. John the Beloved at
the end of June. We are very grateful for his presence and priestly ministry during the past four years. We ask God to bless him as
he continues to serve at St. John the Beloved.
Holy Week 2017: As the summit of our liturgical year, Holy Week is always a special time. Enjoy these photos!!!
Tenebrae Celebrants - Fr. Dillingham and Fr. Coffiey
Jesus in the Sanctuary
Parish Survey Results: Your input to the Parish Survey conducted last fall was greatly appreciated!!
The "Refresh" project team has been formed in response to the survey. The common themes that emerged from the survey were
presented in information sessions the weekend of March 25-26, along with initial plans to address them.
A copy of the slides and a volunteer signup form may be downloaded below.
Seeking Basketball Coaches for 2017-18 Season: St. Mary's Athletic Dept. is looking for adults, ages 18 & up,
to coach Instructional Basketball for the 2017/2018 season. Players are boys & girls, ages 9-14, grades
4th thru 8th, Coaching experience preferred, but not necessary. Level of play is the "O" , or "Div. III" in
the CYM league. The season runs from early December thru mid-March and consists of 10 games, 2 practice
sessions per week, and 1 paid-for tournament of choice for the team. Applicants will have to complete CYM
Background Check, Coaches Training, and Diocesan Covenants. If interested, please contact Dave Lazear,
Athletic Director @ 302-740-1202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Education Program Enrollment for 2017-18:
Registration for the 2017-18 School Year closed on February 10.
Check back for information on additional openings if they become available.
Please contact Karen Rombach call for more information at 302-239-7100 ext. 34.
Or Click here to go to the EEP website
Legion of Mary - New Web Page:
Check out the colorful and informative new web page for the Legion of Mary.
Interested in Becoming Catholic?
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming Catholic, St. Mary's will be
holding RCIA Inquiry Classes on Mondays from 6:00 to 7:30pm in the St. John room.
RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Contact Deacon John at
239-7100 ext. 32 if interested.
WILCYA Young Adult Professional Group
Catholic young adults in their 20s and 30s from the greater Wilmington-Newark area,
single and married can connect for faith formation and fellowship through social, spiritual,
and service activities.
Click here to go the WILCYA website
Need a Ride???
Fellow Parishioners!!! Do you occasionally need a ride to Church for Mass or perhaps elsewhere?
As one of the service organizations of our parish, The Knights of Columbus may be able to help. Contact Mike
Bailey, Community Director for the council. You may contact him at email@example.com or 302-540-3200.