St. Joseph on the Brandywine Upcoming Events

Adult Faith Formation Programs, 2016/2017

The Adult Faith Formation Committee is pleased to announce the lineup of programs for September 2016 through May 2017.

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:


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.

Ordination of Fr. Richard Jasper

With praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God, Fr. Richard Jasper was ordained to the Holy Priesthood of Jesus Christ by the
Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly, D.D., on Saturday, May 20th at 11:00AM in the Cathedral of Saint Peter,
500 West Street, Wilmington, DE

Here are highlights from the ordination of, made available by the Diocese of Wilmington.

Wednesday, May 24, 6pm in the Family Center Hall
Dr. Rocco Martino: The Cross of Victory: Anticipating the Resurrection and the Birth of Christianity.

In this lecture, speaker Dr. Rocco Martino will explore how Jesus resurrection is a triumph over death, and the cross is a symbol of victory - victory over death, victory over evil, victory over sin.

Dr. Martino is an astrophysicist and computer specialist who has studied the connections between science and religion for years. He has written numerous books, including The Cross of Victory, and is very active in the Catholic community. Dr. Martino has been knighted by the Vatican and served on many boards, including the Gregorian University Foundation and the Vatican Observatory Foundation.

Please rsvp for this talk to Eva in the Religious Education Office:

Please click on this link for more details.

Learn about the life of the first person born in our Diocese to have an official cause for canonization

The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington has produced and released a short video on the life of Maryland Eastern Shore native, the Rev. Paul Wattson, SA, (1863-1940) - also known as Father Paul of Graymoor - who may be the first person born in what is now our Diocese, to be a canonized saint.

Father Paul was born in Millington, Maryland. He founded the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, initiated the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity that we celebrate each January, started programs for the homeless and those who suffer from addiction, co-founded the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, published magazines, produced radio programs, and much more.

Below is a link to the video, "Father Paul of Graymoor, Apostle of Unity and Charity: A Great Call to be Radical," made available by the Diocese of Wilmington.

Schedule for 2016/2017


March 13, 20, 27, and April 3; Mondays, 12:45-2:15
Bible Study
Prophetic Voices of Women in Scripture
Mary Louise Chesley-Cora
Please click on this link for more details.

May 1, Monday, 12:45 to 2 p.m.
Book Club
Ten Popes Who Shook the World
by Eamon Duffy
Please click on this link for more details.

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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