Message from the Pastor
Come Holy Spirit…
I have appointed Jeanne Dinkle, as the next principal of Immaculate Conception School, effective July 1, 2013. Mrs. Dinkle holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Studies and Special Education from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She earned a Master of Education Degree in School Leadership and Instruction from Wilmington College. Mrs. Dinkle is currently teaching middle school students at Saints Peter and Paul School, Easton, MD. In this role she has taught Language Arts, Mathematics and Social Studies since 2004. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she has served as Lead Teacher assisting the Principal, co-chairperson of the school’s Middle States Committee, and girls’ basketball coach. Prior to coming to Saints Peter and Paul School, Mrs. Dinkle served as a Special Education teacher in the Caroline County School System (2001-2004) and the Caesar Rodney School District (1985-2001).
Mrs. Dinkle is a professional member of the Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Society.
We welcome Mrs. Dinkle to Immaculate Conception School! The next Call to Prayer Eucharistic Holy Hour for Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty will be on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 454 Bow Street in Elkton, Maryland. Fr. Joseph Piekarski will preside and give the homily. All are invited to attend. The overall focus is to invite Catholics to pray for rebuilding a culture favorable to life and marriage and for increased protections of religious liberty. The Holy Hours are being conducted in a different parish each month. For more information, including videos of some past homilies, visit the Diocese of Wilmington’s website – www.cdow.org. In addition to the monthly Eucharistic Holy Hours, during this Year of Faith, Bishop Malooly is encouraging all Catholics of the Diocese of Wilmington to join the Call to Prayer by praying the Rosary each day and to fast and abstain from meat on Fridays for the intentions of protection of life, support of marriage and religious liberty.
The planned change in the Mass schedule has generally been irritating to those who frequent Sunday Masses. Fact is, we cannot make everyone happy. Therefore, I decided to let the schedule remain as originally has been for the past years. Please know that the problems remain, especially with low attendance and ministry coverage. Perhaps one remedy to increase the numbers is for you to invite family members and friends to attend Mass with you. The invitation may be all that is needed. Also volunteering to serve as a Lector, Altar Server and perhaps Eucharistic Minister would be greatly appreciated. The times for Religious Ed classes on Sunday will remain as they have been for the past few years.
Old Bohemia: This year Pentecost is May 19th closing the Easter Season. In Church celebration, this solemnity ranks second only to Easter. Our parish has been invited to celebrate Mass, that Sunday, at Old Bohemia. This historic shrine is thirteen miles south of Elkton and the “mother church” from which our parish was founded. Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m. and a hot dog & beverage picnic will follow on the beautiful grounds. Take advantage of this great occasion where we can see and learn, more, about whence we have come.