Religious Education Program Contact Information
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St. Dennis Catholic Church
Religious Education Program
Director of Religious Education: Jennifer Hinton
Historic Church Tours
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As part of the Diocese of Wilmington's 150th Anniversary celebration, the Old Bohemia Historical Society (OBHS) invites visitors to explore the first church in the diocese, St. Francis Xavier Shrine (Old Bohemia). The buildings will open the first Saturday of every month beginning April 7, 2018 through March 2, 2019 for the Diocesan Historic Churches Pilgrimage. Guided tours will be offered at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. The rectory museum and graveyard will be accessible for individual inspection and study. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. At 11 a.m., Mass will be celebrated in the historic church. A first-class relic of St. Francis Xavier will be displayed for veneration after most services.
Attached you will find more information.
St. Dennis Pastoral Council
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The newly formed Saint Dennis Parish Pastoral Council consists of sixteen members. The Pastoral Council meets on the second Thursday of each month. They are currently working on formation.
Catholic Charities Donations Requested
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Catholic Charities is a member of the National Diaper Bank Network, providing diapers to families in need. Currently, our Diaper Bank serves over 200 families! To help support our Diaper Bank, please make a donation of diapers, baby wipes, or other baby hygiene items. Donations can be brought to any Catholic Charities location. You will receive a tax receipt for your donation.
If you know someone in need, have them call the Diaper Bank at Bayard House, 302-654-1184, to learn how to participate in the program.
Fasting During Lent
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The current discipline of Penance for the United States, in addition to the general character of the Lenten season, may thus be summed up:
a) Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of abstinence from meat and also days of fast, that is, limited to a single full Meal. With regard to Good Friday, the teaching of the Second Vatican Council should be recalled: “Let the paschal fast be kept sacred. Let it be celebrated everywhere on Good Friday and, where possible, prolonged throughout Holy Saturday, so that the joys of the Sunday of the Resurrection may be attained with uplifted and clear mind” (Constitution of the Liturgy, no.110)
b) The other Fridays of the season of Lent are days of abstinence from meat.
c) The Fridays of the year, outside of Lent, remain days of penance, but each individual may substitute for the traditional abstinence from meat or some other practice of voluntary self-denial or personal penance: this may be physical mortification or temperance or acts of religion, charity or Christian witness.
d) All those who are fourteen years old are bound to the law of abstinence. The law of fast binds all who are eighteen years old and not yet fifty-nine years old.