News Releases

  • * Basic Needs Program of Catholic Charities Receives DuPont Grant June 12, 2024 — (Wilmington, Delaware) — The Basic Needs program of Catholic Charities, of the Diocese of Wilmington, received $5,000 through a DuPont Community Impact Grant. This grant will assist low-income households experiencing a financial crisis to pay for basic expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities, food, or clothing. Catholic Charities works with partner ...
  • Catholic Charities’ Seton Center Awarded 2 Grants Catholic Charities’ Seton Center Awarded 2 Grants May 22, 2024 — (Wilmington, Delaware) — Catholic Charities’ Seton Center, located at 30632 Hampden Ave., in Princess Anne, Maryland, has been awarded two grants from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. The Community Needs Grant provides $10,000 for operating expenses, and the Community Initiatives Grant pledges $15,000 ...
  • * Catholic Charities to reopen Princess Anne homeless shelter May 17, 2024 — (Princess Anne, MD) — Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington will reopen and manage the facility formerly known as The Lower Shore Shelter, located at 12518 Somerset Avenue in Princess Anne, Maryland, it was announced recently. For many years, Catholic Charities has operated the Seton Center, a multi-purpose neighborhood community ...
  • * Bishop Koenig appoints new Executive Director for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington May 15, 2024 — (Wilmington, Delaware) — The Most Reverend William E. Koenig, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington, has appointed Ms. Ruth Anne White, MSSA, as the new Executive Director of Catholic Charities, it was announced today. Ms. White comes to the diocese from the National Center for Housing and Child Welfare in ...
  • Catholic Charities Receives Grant from BofA to Support Program Operations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Catholic Charities Receives Grant from BofA to Support Program Operations Funding will provide basic needs and behavioral health services to those in need May 7, 2024 — (Wilmington, DE) — Catholic Charities, Inc. of the Diocese of Wilmington, a local non-profit organization dedicated to addressing human suffering and providing services to those in need, has received ...
  • Diocese Announces Oct. 5th Eucharistic Congress – The Eucharist: Source and Summit April 24, 2024 — (Wilmington, DE) — The Diocese of Wilmington has announced an upcoming major spiritual event, the Eucharistic Congress, scheduled for October 5, 2024, at the Ocean City Convention Center in Ocean City , Maryland. This pivotal event, themed “The Eucharist: Source and Summit,” aims to deepen the faith and fellowship among the Catholic ...
  • Seminarian Dennis Stameza, to be ordained a deacon on May 11th May 3, 2024 — (Wilmington, Delaware) — Mr. Dennis Stameza, a seminarian in formation for the diocesan priesthood for the Diocese of Wilmington, will be ordained to the transitional diaconate by the Most Reverend William E. Koenig, on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington, ...
  • Deacon James Gebhart to be ordained to the priesthood on May 18th April 29, 2024 — (Wilmington, Delaware) — The Most Reverend William E. Koenig, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, will ordain Rev. Mr. James M. Gebhart, a transitional deacon for the Diocese, to the priesthood on Saturday, May 18, 2024. The Mass of Ordination will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. ...
  • * Bishop Koenig speaks out in support of eliminating the death penalty in Delaware. March 25, 2024 — (Wilmington, Delaware) — The Most Reverend William E. Koenig, Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington, issued a letter today to the members of the Delaware General Assembly, in support of HB 70 and HB 301. The letter can be found below. In April 2021, the Holy See announced that Pope Francis had appointed ...
  • Catholic youth to carry cross through Wilmington streets. March 20, 2024 — (Wilmington, DE) — Once again this year, more than 600 young people, families, seminarians and volunteers will join Bishop William E. Koenig and carry a 10 by 6 foot wooden cross over three miles through the streets of Wilmington on the day before Palm Sunday, Saturday, March 23, 2024, as part ...
  • Catholics across Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore to participate in third annual Reconciliation Monday on March 25th February 21, 2024 — (Wilmington, Delaware) — Catholics from throughout the Diocese of Wilmington are invited to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) at any of the 56 parish churches in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore, on Monday, March 25, 2024 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., during the third annual diocesan-wide ‘Reconciliation Monday.’ The ...
  • New video highlights the beauty of Nativity crèches from Catholic churches in the Diocese of Wilmington December 20, 2023 — Wilmington, Delaware -A new video, produced by the Office of Communication of the Diocese of Wilmington, presents a montage of photographs of Nativity crèches from the Catholic churches of Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The video, which also includes beautiful instrumental Christmas hymns as a background, sebuted on the Diocese of ...