Stay Connected with Your Parish Communities
During this time when we are unable to gather together in our churches, please be sure that we can stay in touch:
- Be sure that you have signed up for FlockNote. This free service allows us to send out notices to all the parishioners. Sign up by clicking the sheep icon below, on the left.
- Join Father McQuaide for a live-stream of his daily Mass from the Downtown Catholic parishes: the Cathedral of Saint Peter, Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, and Saint Patrick. The schedule for this week can be found below. Be sure to "Subscribe" and click the bell icon to be notified when we go live by clicking the red YouTube icon below, in the center, to go to the Downtown Catholic YouTube channel page.
- Please continue to support our parishes, as you are able. Besides mailing in or dropping off your offertory envelopes, you can now contribute electronically by clicking the church icon, below on the right, and and completing the form.
- Bishop Malooly will continue live-streaming Sunday Mass in the ordinary form each weekend on Saturday afternoons at 4 pm from the Cathedral at the diocese's YouTube channel. These will be posted below in the right-hand column. Or, you could "subscribe" and click the bell icon to be notified when the Bishop goes live by visiting the Diocese of Wilmington YouTube channel page: www.YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm.
Please read a message from our Pastor:
Bishop Malooly has instructed that all churches be closed
To comply with the orders and guidance of the governors of the States of Delaware and Maryland, Bishop Malooly instructs that all parish churches be closed until further notice. No gatherings or services should be organized that bring people out of their homes.
The closure means that churches may not be open for private prayer. No drive-in, drive-through, drive-up, or other type services are permitted.
In addition, Bishop Malooly has instructed priests not to offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation in parishes and to only perform the Sacraments in cases where the individual is in danger of dying.
We need to take every precaution and every step necessary to ensure the health of the people we serve. Government officials and experts have said that these upcoming weeks will be critical to slowing the spread of the disease in this area.
Parish offices should be closed to the public. Only minimal staff may be brought in to perform essential functions. Programs that serve those in need may continue, respecting social distancing guidelines.
Funeral Masses remain suspended, with only graveside services taking place with no more than 10 people present, including the priest performing the Rite of Committal.
All parishes are encouraged to find ways to remain in contact with their parishioners via telephone and digital means. Additional information can be found at cdow.org/coronavirus.
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Prayer During an Epidemic - Our Sunday Visitor
Hear our pleas, our good shepherd and divine physician. We implore your mercy in the wake of an outbreak of serious illness and disease.
Guide our efforts to prevent contagion and make preparations to care for those most vulnerable. Assist all professionals and volunteers who work to eradicate the epidemic now spreading. May our actions be marked by your steadfast love and selfless service and never by panic or fear.
Bestow your comfort and healing to the sick, sustain and strengthen them by your grace. May they know your closeness as they carry the cross of illness.
And may all you have called from this life come to worship you eternally with all the saints as you grant consolation and peace to their mourners. Amen.
Holy Mary, Health of the Sick, pray for us.
St. Joseph, Hope of the Sick, pray for us.
St. Rocco, protector against epidemics, pray for us.
Fr. Klein's Homilies
St. Patrick's and St. Mary's have excellent and ample parking on the weekends.
St. Mary Catholic Church
Sunday: 10:15 A.M.
Wednesday: 7:00 P.M. (Sept. to May)
With devotions to St. John Neumann
St. Patrick Catholic Church
M/W/F: 8:00 A.M.
T/TH: 5:30 P.M. • Confession 5:00 P.M.
Sundays: 9:00, 10:30 (Extraordinary Form/Latin) and 5:00 P.M.
Saturday Evening: 4:00 P.M. (Vigil) • Confession 3:30 P.M.
First Friday: 6:00 P.M. (Extraordinary Form/Latin)
First Saturday: 9:00 A.M. (Extraordinary Form/Latin)