* You’re invited to the annual Memorial Day Mass at the historic St. Francis Xavier Shrine (Old Bohemia)

The annual Memorial Day Mass will be held on Monday, May 30 at 10:00 am. Additional Masses are scheduled for Sunday, September 25 and Sunday, October 23 at 4:00 pm. Mass for the Feast of St. Francis Xavier will be held on Saturday, December 3 at 11:00 am. The mission was founded in 1704 by Father Thomas Mansell, S.J. and is one of the oldest permanent Catholic establishments in the English Colonies. It is considered the mother church of the Diocese of Wilmington and is a mission church of St. Joseph Parish, Middletown, DE. A video about the site is on YouTube. The GPS location of the Bohemia Mission is 1699 Bohemia Church Road, Warwick, MD 21912.