Diocese of Wilmington Welcomes Catholic School Students Re-located by Hurricanes

September 19, 2017 — (Wilmington, Delaware) — The Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, announced today that any student currently attending a Catholic elementary or secondary school in a hurricane-battered diocese may attend a Catholic school as a tuition-free diocesan guest for the 2017-2018 school year.

“A number of families must re-locate due to the recent hurricanes and the Diocese of Wilmington wishes to assist any who may come to Delaware or the Eastern Shore of Maryland in continuing the faith and academic development of their children while they re-build their lives and their homes,” said Dr. Louis De Angelo, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese.

“We recognize the tremendous work that lies ahead for re-located families and we wish to assist them in continuing their children’s Catholic school education without tuition worries,” Bishop Malooly said in letters to the Archbishops of Galveston-Houston, Miami, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

For over 185 years, Catholic schools have been serving the needs of area families by offering a Christ-centered educational alternative.

The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington was established in 1868 and comprises 56 parishes, 18 missions and 36 schools serving the State of Delaware and the nine counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The diocese will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a year-long celebration beginning March 3, 2018. Information is available at www.cdow.org.

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