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Welcome to the shore. We sure did get the best of the best. Hope to see you soon. Bob & Rita Chapman, Sr., Saint Luke’s Parish, Ocean City, Maryland.

May the Spirit poured out upon you in Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders grace you with courage, wisdom, and all the gifts you will need to discover and fulfill God's plan for your ministry as our shepherd. Welcome to the Diocese of Wilmington! Fr. Tom Flowers, St. Polycarp Parish, Smyrna, Delaware.

Congratulations from us and from the Christian Families in Bethlehem. We wish you all the best… God Bless You. Love, Siham & Ghassan Alsahouri, Little Bethlehem Christians.

C'ead Mile Failte! Eileen Murphy, St. Bernadette Church, Harrington, Delaware.

Congratulations on your new assignment. We will miss your visits to St. Timothy's and the kindness and compassion you always showed everyone. I hope we will see you in the future, as our daughters and family go to St. Francis de Sales in Salisbury and our granddaughter will be in first grade at St. Francis this year. Dinah and Phil Pishioneri, St. Timothy Parish, Walkersville, Maryland.

Welcome, Bishop Malooly to our diocese. I look forward to meeting you at some parish function or diocesan occasion. I have been a member of IHM for 35 years and enjoy the priests and faculty we have here and the visits the current and past bishops have made. Ruth Anne McLaren, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Wilmington, Delaware.

Congratulations on your new assignment. We hope you enjoy it. We will miss you when we visit Baltimore. Take care and God bless. Mike, Erni, Fatima, Jessica and Ethan FRANK, CRS/Philippines.

I grew up and was educated at Sacred Heart in Glyndon, MD. I was married at St. Luke’s in Ocean City, MD and have been a member of St. Ann's in Bethany Beach since 1990. I was very pleased to learn of your appointment as Bishop of the Wilmington Diocese. Good luck and God bless! Kenneth McLaughlin, St. Ann's Bethany Beach, Delaware.

I would like to welcome you to the Diocese of Wilmington. I look forward to meeting you in person. I would love to have you come to my kindergarten class to meet and read a picture book to the children. They would love it! If this works out it would be great. You are welcome anytime, any day! God bless you and good luck! Kathy Potts, Kindergarten Teacher/Assistant Principal, St. Anthony of Padua Grade School, Wilmington, Delaware.

I wish to welcome you to our home. I teach religion at Good Shepherd Catholic School in Perryville and I have recently accepted the position of Coordinator of Religious Ed at my home parish St. Dennis. I am looking forward to serving under your leadership. Cathy Stryker, St. Dennis, Galina, Maryland.

Congratulations. I am the Bishop of the diocese of Tshumbe, in the DR Congo, Africa. I am a friend of Bishop Sartarelli. I was often visiting him in Wilmington, and was planning to do it next September. I pray for you so that God will help you in your new ministry. May God bless you. In Christ, + Nicolas Djomo, Bishop of Tshumbe & President of the DR Congo Bishops' Conference.

It is with a grateful heart that I welcome you as the ninth Bishop of our diocese. I have been a religious for 56 years. May you love for your God and your priesthood continue to give you such love and joy. I am on sabbatical but I am willing to be of service to you and the diocese after 6/12/09. Blessings, Prayers, and Peace. Sister M. Gerard Falkowski, OSB, Benedictine Sisters of Ridgely, Maryland.

Welcome to Delaware. It is a pleasure to have you as my Bishop again, as you were my Bishop in Maryland. I came from St. Louis the King in Clarksville Md, Howard County. May God bless you and give you strength to shepherd your flock. Eugenia Stewart, St. Jude the Apostle, Lewes, Delaware.

Welcome to our Diocese, May God guide you and Bless you. I look forward to meeting you. Cordially I remain, Geri Rybicki, St. Peter the Aposte, New Castle, Delaware.

Congratulations, Bishop Malooly, and welcome to the Diocese of Wilmington. We look forward to many visits with you in the coming years. Please know that our faculty, staff, and student body will keep you in our prayers as we start the new school year together. In warm Benedictine spirit, Shirley Bounds, Principal, St. Elizabeth High School, Wilmington, DE.

Welcome to the Diocese of Wilmington, Bishop Malooly. We look forward to meeting you soon! Tom & Pat Sparks, St. Joseph Parish, Delaware.

Welcome. I am the volunteer Youth Minster at St. Christopher's Parish on Kent Island. I know your schedule is overflowing with wonderful things to do but if you are in the area our youth are sponsoring an Olympic Carnival Cancer Fundraiser on Aug 23 10 -12 in the parish parking lot. The youth would love to say Hello. We are looking forward to meeting you. Yours in Christ, Ann Williams, St. Christopher Parish, Chester, Maryland.

God bless you in your new journey, Bishop. We are so very excited. Artymowicz Family, St. Margaret of Scotland, Glasgow, Delaware.

Welcome to the Diocese of Wilmington and good luck with your new position. William F. Bryant, Jr., Good Shepard Parish, Perryville, Maryland.

Welcome, welcome, welcome. We pray for you and the great undertakings that lie ahead for you. May you always be blessed with compassion, great holiness, and many blessings from Our Lord. We will pray for you every day. Ellen and Robert Quinn, St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Wilmington, Delaware.

So many congratulations, Most Reverend Bishop Malooly. May every moment of your life continue to be preciously blessed by God. Your very kind presence will be quite missed locally. God Bless you, & our Mother Mary keep you very compassionately within her care. I'm sure she will. In the Heart of Jesus, Tina Tekirian, St. John's, Frederick, MD.

We are anxiously waiting to meet you. May the Lord continue to bless you in your new home the Diocese of Wilmington. Bernadette and Mike Baker, St. Polycarp, Smyrna, Delaware.

My name is Tom Ferrier. I have been a member of St. Elizabeth Parish my entire life. I am also the Head Girls Basketball Coach at St. Elizabeth High School. I heard that you were a huge basketball fan. I hope that Monsignor Barres will accompany you to a game this coming season. I will be sure to send you a schedule. God bless you and take care. Tom Ferrier, St. Elizabeth, Wilmington, Delaware.

Congratulations on your appointment. Looking forward to seeing you at St. Mark's. Lori A. Mitchell, St. Mark's High School, Wilmington, Delaware.

On behalf of the seminarians, staff and myself, welcome to Wilmington! We look forward to your guidance as the Lord's appointed shepherd of the shepherds! Rev. Joseph MPR Cocucci, Vocations Office, Diocese of Wilmington.

Congratulation's and a very heart felt welcome to our wonderful diocese. My family and I are excited and thankful that God has chosen you to guide us in faith. God Bless You, John Ubil, Salesianum High School, Wilmington, Delaware, Mt. St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Welcome to our diocese, Bishop. I wish you the best of luck in your new ministry. Bill Burke, St. John Neumann Parish, Ocean Pines, Maryland.

May the Lord bless you richly as you begin your ministry as our new shepherd! Connie Connolly, St. Benedict (Ridgely, Maryland)/St. Elizabeth of Hungary (Denton< Maryland)

I'm sure you don't remember me, but I was on AYAC and had the privilege to be confirmed by you! I just wanted to say that I will miss you around our area! But this is an amazing opportunity for you! The people of Wilmington are truly blessed to have you. I just wanted to let you know that you will be greatly missed in western Maryland. Morgan Kellman, Holy Family Catholic Community, Middletown, Maryland.

It is with great joy that I welcome you as the shepherd of the Diocese of Wilmington. I assure you of the prayerful support of the people of this parish as you begin your ministry among us. Also, we invite you to our parish at any time that your schedule allows. Again, congratulations on your appointment and welcome. Ad Multos Annos! Rev. John P. Klevence, Pastor, St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish, Ocean City, Maryland.

Along with the people of the Cathedral Parish, I look forward to welcoming you once more to your church. We look so much forward to your ministry and your presence! May God bless you and keep you healthy, strong and safe! Rev. Joseph MPR Cocucci, Rector, The Cathedral of St. Peter, Wilmington, Delaware.

Welcome to our Diocese! I am the DRE at St. Mary Magdalen, and will also be one of those singing at your installation. I look forward to working with you! Karen Yasik, St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Wilmington, Delaware.

Welcome to the Wilmington Diocese. I know you will find the Parishes and Parishioners as welcoming as the Baltimore Parishioners. You see, I was converted to Catholicism in the Baltimore Archdiocese over 40 years ago. I know the people there are wonderful. Hopefully, the day will come when I shall be able to meet another of the wonderful priests from that Archdiocese. Bless you for giving your life to us through your service to our God. Mary D. McGinnes, Holy Cross, Dover, Delaware.

A warm welcome Bishop Malooly. I have just begun a full time position at St. Polycarp Parish as the DRE. We are excited about your upcoming installation and pray that St. Polycarp will journey with you as you settle into your new home. Blessings upon you! Carol Simpers< St. Polycarp, Smyrna, Delaware.

Welcome Bishop Malooly! My family and I look forward to meeting you and wish you the best in your new assignment! Kathy Parlamenti, St. John the Beloved Parish, Wilmington, Delaware.

Welcome to our Diocese. I look forward to meeting you and sharing the ministry of Catechesis. I send this Irish Blessing to you: May God's holy wisdom and infinite love, look down on you always from Heaven above. May God send you good fortune, contentment and peace. And may all of your blessing forever increase. Pauline Berlingieri, DRE - St. John the Beloved Parish, Wilmington, Delaware

A most heartfelt welcome! It will be a joy to meet you and welcome you at Saint Marks High School! Our wonderful students, faculty/staff greet you with open arms! Susan O'Hara, Theology Dept., St.Marks High School, Wilmington, Delaware

Welcome to our family here in
Wilmington.I pray that your leadership and guidance will be an instrument to grow our faith and church and increase our Christian service.We have much to offer and much to do.Charles Barilo, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Wilmington, Delaware.

Welcome Bishop Malooly! Mark Patrick, Good Shepherd Parish, Perryville, Maryland.

Please accept my sincere and heartfelt congratulations on this honor! May the blessings of God be upon you as you embark on this new venture in His service. Pax Christi, Ed Horwitz, St. Bernadette, Silver Spring, Maryland.

The Board, Staff, Faculty and Parents of Ursuline Academy are thrilled to be welcoming you to the Wilmington Diocese. We are looking forward to your spiritual guidance and your overall vision for the Diocese and for the future of Catholic education. God Bless you with the task you have ahead of you. You have much wonderful experience and you have many, many great people behind you! Please let me know how I and we can be of help. Thank you. Cathie Field Lloyd, President, Ursuline Academy, Wilmington, Delaware.

It is with great thanksgiving to God that I bid you a warm welcome to the diocese as our shepherd.Be assured of my daily prayers as you carry out your work among the people.May you stay close to the hearts of Jesus and Mary as you teach, preach and be Christ with us! Elizabeth Kosteski, St. Hedwig Parish,
Wilmington, Delaware

Our prayers are with you as you begin yet another part of your journey in life as our Chief Shepherd. Looking forward to meeting you to serve under your leadership. Deacon Francis & Marie Staab St. Catherine of Siena Parish

Congratulations and Welcome!I look forward to your visit to Holy Cross. May you serve many enjoyable years as our Bishop.God bless you and keep you in his care. Constance Raymond, Church of the Holy Cross, Dover, Delaware

Welcome. May God richly bless you and guide you as you minister in this Diocese. I look forward to meeting you and serving you. Deacon W. E. "Pete" Nellius Holy Cross, Dover, Delaware.

Congratulations on being named the Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington by the Holy Father. I hope you will continue Bishop Saltarelli's outstanding support of the Delaware Knights of Columbus. You can count on the Delaware Knights of Columbus to support any request you may have. Vivat Jesus, Larry and Sandi Gardner, State Treasurer, Knights of Columbus Delaware State Council, Saint Elizabeth, Wilmington, Delaware Parishioners.

Welcome, from Smyrna one of the fastest growing areas of Delaware. May God bless your episcopacy. Deacon Charles Robinson, St Polycarp Parish

We are so trilled to have you as our new Bishop!! We will pray for you during this new transition. WELCOME!!! Amy Maloney, St. Polycarp.

Welcome to the Diocese! I am a teacher at Holy Angels School in Newark and have been a highly active church musician in our Diocese for over 5 years now. I am looking forward to all of us in the Diocese working together for the benefit of our future---the children in our schools. Best wishes, Stephen Adams, Holy Angels School, Newark.

We are so happy for you. I know this means you will be returning to us one day. We wish all the blessings of Our Father. Love, Laura, Wes, Caroline, Mary and Rebecca Tipton. :-)) Immaculate Conception - Towson, Maryland P.S. There are a few tears as I'm typing

Hello; I am the DRE for Our Lady of Lourdes and am looking forward to meeting and working with you...it was an honor to have worked for and served Bishop Saltarelli...and I look forward to having you come and be a part of Our Lady of Lourdes celebrations. Welcome!! Debbie Depta, Our Lady of Lourdes, Seaford, Delaware.

May the grace and peace of God our Father continue to be with you as you embark on this new path of your journey towards full union with the Trinity! Welcome and God bless you! Terry Lafferty, Holy Cross Parish, Dover, Delaware.

As a Seminarian of the Diocese of Wilmington, I look forward for you to lead me into the path and example of the Most Holy Priesthood. I look forward to having you as my Bishop. Christopher R.J. Coffiey, St. Stanislaus Kostka, Wilmington, Delaware.

You do not know me, but I was on the Pallium Pilgrimage Tour last week and greatly enjoyed your company. I was very impressed with your gentle manner, your genuine joy of the Lord, and your friendship and caring and for all of us on the Pallium Tour. I want to congratulate you on your new appointment to the Diocese of Wilmington and hope to see you sometime when I am in Ocean City and also at the Charismatic Convention in Rehoboth Beach in October. May God bless you abundantly in your work for Him and may you have many years of service to our Lord in your new work. Kathy Elder, Holy Family, Davidsonville, Maryland.

Welcome from Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Easton, MD. Fr. Robert E. Coine.

Welcome, welcome to our diocese! We at St. Christopher's Church are blessed with a young and growing parish. Our 240 seat church is being expanded to 700 seats to accommodate our growth. We have 550+ students in our religious education programs and many young families who would love for you to plan a visit to meet us. Yours in Christ, Lorraine Landerkin St. Christopher's Church, Chester, Maryland.

Dear Bishop Malooly - you will be missed! I do hope to see you again when we attend mass at our Sussex County home. I know you will continue to do God's good works! Bernadette Moyer, O'Dwyer Retreat House, Sparks Maryland.

Welcome to the Diocese of Wilmington! You will have a tough set of shoes to fill. I wish you the best in your new appointment and please visit one of the newest parishes to open. John Lombardo, St. Margaret of Scotland, Bear, Delaware.

WELCOME TO OUR DIOCESE. Robert Blevin, St. Margaret of Scotland, Bear, Delaware.

I hope you have a smooth transition and come to visit all of us on the Eastern Shore and please know you have an on-going invitation to the southern end campuses. Look forward to meeting you. God bless all you do in His name.... Your servant, Regina Yankalunas Campus Ministry @ SU & UMES

As a member of Saints Peter and Paul Parish and the Youth Ministry Coordinator for the Parish, I would like to welcome you. We are excited to meet you. Sincerely, Chris Duncan, Youth Ministry Coordinator, Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Easton, Maryland.

Many Blessings and good health. You will be missed. Thank you for all that you have done for the McCarthy's and so many others. Marie McCarthy, OLPH, Ellicott City, Maryland.

I am excited to have you as our new Bishop and I look forward to the priestly ordination with excitement. As you begin your duties as the new shepherd of the Diocese of Wilmington, Be assured of my continuous prayers. Idongesit Etim, Deacon/Seminarian, Diocese of Wilmington.

May God bless you as you take on the responsibility of this new position. We welcome you! Cathryn Harjung, Immaculate Conception, Marydel, Maryland.

As a young adult in the diocese I am hopeful for this our young Church. I am thankful for the opportunity to live in a vibrant diocese and to continue to work to bring people closer to Christ. You are in my prayers as you begin to pray and reflect on how the Lord is calling the diocese to continue to form the people of Wilmington. May the youth and young adults always be near to your heart. We are not the future of the Church, we are the present. Thank you for your leadership and witness to Christian servant leadership. In Christ, Jonathan Lewis, St. Margaret of Scotland, Bear, Delaware.

Welcome to Delaware, Bishop! I am Fr. Vince O'Malley's sister. We shared a meal at St. Joseph's rectory some time back. I look forward to seeing you again, perhaps when you visit Mary Mother of Peace in Sussex County. Congratulations on your appointment. Fran O'Malley, Mary Mother of Peace, Oak Orchard, Delaware.

Welcome to our Diocese. Hope we get to meet personally when you come to 'slower' Delaware. Blessings, Cookie Ruane, St Joseph, Middletown, Delaware.

Florence and I welcome you into our Diocese. We pray that The Holy Spirit will guide you in the many decisions that you will be making. May God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit bless you always.
Deacon (retired)Anthony and Florence Bianco, St. John/St. Bernadette Parish, Sussex County, Delaware.

Blessings, Congratulations, and Welcome!! A few years ago, we met at St. Louis Parish, Clarksville, MD, when I was the music coordinator! You will find many, many Baltimore diocese friends and co-workers in Delaware. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance to you.
We are so happy to have you here!! Pax & Bonum, Judy Bennett, St. Edmond, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Welcome to the Diocese! My family and I look forward to meeting you, and we hope that you will be a good friend to the fine parish of St. John/Holy Angels. All the best, Peter Crisona, Holy Angles, Newark, Delaware.

Welcome from the Delaware Pro Life Coalition, Inc and the Center for Life Studies Project. Sincerely, Bess McAneny, President

Welcome to the Diocese of Wilmington from St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Wilmington. We look forward to your visit to our parish! Paul Schweiger.

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