May 7, 2019 — (Wilmington, DE) — The Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, will be the celebrant for the 60th Annual Memorial Day Field Mass at All Saint’s Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, Delaware, on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. The annual Mass honors all the deceased of the Diocese of Wilmington, especially those who served in the military, heroes who died in the service of our country, and those first-responders who gave their lives in the name of public safety. Newark VFW Post #475 will provide a brief military tribute immediately before the start of Mass. Students from Saint Elizabeth High School in Wilmington will serve as readers and musicians for the Mass.
The Memorial Day Field Mass it open to the public and will be held rain-or-shine as protection from the elements will be provided. Limited seating will be available and attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs.
All Saints Cemetery is one of three regional cemeteries owned and operated by Catholic Cemeteries, Inc., a non-profit corporation. Members of Catholic families belonging to other denominations are welcome at All Saints. In accordance with norms of ecumenism, members of Christian denominations without comparable facilities are also welcome at All Saints Cemetery. Catholic Cemeteries, Inc. also owns and operates Cathedral Cemetery at 2400 Lancaster Avenue in Wilmington and Gate of Heaven Cemetery at 32112 Vines Creek Road in Dagsboro. Additional information about Catholic Cemeteries Inc. of the Diocese of Wilmington is available on the internet at www.cdow.org/cemeteries.
The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington comprises 56 parishes, 18 missions and 36 schools serving the State of Delaware and the nine counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
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Contact: Bob Krebs