St. Joseph on the Brandywine Upcoming Events

Adult Faith Formation Programs, 2017/2018

The Adult Faith Formation Committee is pleased to announce the line-up of programs for September 2017 through May 2018.

Please watch for our posters in the church and Family Center as well as save-the-date announcements in the bulletin and program details on the parish website:

If you would like to receive updates about these programs, please click on the following link to subscribe to our mailing list.


Meet Three Retired Priests of the Diocese of Wilmington

The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington has produced a video that features three of our retired priests, Father Dan Gerres, Father Ed Aigner, and Msgr. Charlie Brown, as they look back at their ministry to the people of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore and discuss their new career as "Uber Priests.".

You may view the video by clicking on the link below:

Spring Concert

St. Joseph on the Brandywine Music Ministry presents Stabat Mater by Karl Jenkins on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3pm in the Church. This piece centers on the grief and suffering of Mary, Mother of Jesus, but also her example of faith, acceptance and hope in the Resurrection. It will feature soloists and the choir, accompanied by a chamber ensemble and organ.

The moving and dynamic music includes sections from the 13th century prayer, Stabat Mater, the Epic of Gilgamesh and a poem by Rumi, and many lyrics are in Arabic, Aramaic, Greek and Latin.

It is dedicated to all families who have suffered the loss of a child, and those families are invited to submit the name of their child or children to by Friday, April 20th, to be included in the printed concert program.

Click here to download the flyer for the program.

Adult Faith Formation Survey

The Adult Faith Formation Committee strives to give parishioners opportunities to learn about their faith and enrich their spiritual lives in the midst of today's secular society, which provides little room for the deepening of a fully formed adult faith. Since Msgr. Rebman founded the committee in 2006, we have presented more than 90 programs exploring Scripture, Church history, the lives of saints, and other faith-based topics.

We are asking for your help in identifying the topics that most interest you and meet your spiritual needs as adult Catholics.
Please click on this link to complete a survey.

Summer of Saints

Our parish does not offer formal adult faith formation programs from May through August. Once again, however, we will publish columns about well-known and not-so-well-known saints to pique your curiosity and direct your private reading.
Please click on this link to read the Summer of Saints.

Schedule for 2017 - 2018


March 18, Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
St. Mark's Passion Narrative
with Father Michael Connolly OSFS Salesianum

This will be an excellent way to prepare for Holy Week which begins with Palm Sunday on March 25th.

" St. Mark's Gospel provides us with the first canonical Passion Narrative and thus it sets the bar for Matthew, Luke and John's later renditions. Mark's Passion Narrative focuses on the disciples as much as it does on Jesus and in so doing offers us - 21st century disciples of Jesus - a cautionary tale as well as encouragement in our faith journey." - Father Connolly

The event will be held at the St. Joseph on the Brandywine Family Center.
If you plan to attend, please click this link to register. We look forward to seeing you.

March 26, Monday, 12:45 to 2 p.m.
Book Club
The Women of Easter: encounter the Savior with Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene
by Liz Curtis

The book club of St. Joseph on the Brandywine will discuss The Women of Easter: encounter the Savior with Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene by Liz Curtis Higgs. With unforgettable insights and powerful life application for today's women, Liz Curtis Higgs delves into the biblical text to help us view Easter through the eyes of three women named Mary, each of whom has a life-changing encounter with Jesus.

All are welcome. If you plan to attend, please click this link to register. We look forward to seeing you.

Other Events

Archived Events

Monsignor Rebman's Jubilee Celebration- July 23, 2011

Monsignor Rebman's jubliee celebration was held on July 23, 2011 at the Family Center.
Click on this link to view photos from Monsignor Rebman's Jubilee.

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