I am so pleased to inform you that our Religious Education Department received Full Accreditation for fulfilling
all the requirements set by the Diocesan Board of Catholic Education for the evaluation of parish religious education programs.
Sr. Sally Russell, SSJ, assistant director of the Office of Religious Education in Wilmington presented our parish
with this official recognition at the parish dinner on Palm Sunday. Thank you to everyone who made this
Pictured below are Sr. Kathleen Winkelman,
Rosemary Robbins DRE, Sr. Sally Russell SSJ, Fr. William J. Lawler, and Deacon Carlos Ochoa.
Pictured below are Sr. Kathleen Winkelman, Rosemary Robbins DRE, Sr. Sally Russell SSJ,
Fr. William J. Lawler, and Deacon Carlos Ochoa.
June 14, 2009 St. Mary's Parishioners volunteered at Ironman Eagleman Triathlon.
you to Lori, Michael, and Sean O'Connor, Scottie, Sarah and David Marshall, Drew Greenhawk Owen Strohmer, Jackie
and Ken Glos, Jackie, Kelly, and Samantha Davis, Lois and Ed Coleprete, Lisa, Chris, Mary, and Sarah Flynn, Ann and Glen Harris,
Cindy and Taylor Ferguson for volunteering their time to the community on behalf of St. Mary's. The director of the triathlon
presented us with a check for $250 for the religious education department! Way to go!
For more pictures of the Eagleman click here
FIRST EUCHARIST RETREAT was held on Thursday, April 30th.
The First Eucharist candidates and their families enjoyed a night of scripture reading, spiritual
enrichment videos, informative discussions and fun making bread in the kitchen.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION SUNDAY
Bringing up the gifts: Gabe Heister, Kimberly Larimer,
Faith Glos, Leslie Martinez, Hunter Bradshaw, and
CONFIRMATION RETREAT Held Saturday April 19th:
Regina Yankalunas and students from Salisbury University Campus Ministry presented the retreat.
The Confirmation candidates enjoyed an afternoon of spiritual growth and prayerful meditation as well as pizza and fellowship.
The college students were an inspiration to our candidates as they witnessed their faith. Thus, helping the candidates discern
the question how they will use their gifts and fruits from the Holy Spirit in their call to serve God. The retreat ended with
the students participating in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and attending Mass.
CONFIRMATION CLASS OF 2009
Front row: Megan McGowan, Beverly Daringer, Courtney Harris, Noel Flynn, and Taylor
Elliott. Back row: Tyler Saia, Arnold Capute, Taylor Ferguson, Bishop Malooly, Drew Greenhawk, Sean O’Connor and Jacob