Nourished by the Eucharist, our mission is to continue to reach out to the needy, to embrace our school children and their families, to serve seniors, and to love one another in imitation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Administered by the Daughters of Charity, who view education as a freeing process, the Cathedral School provides an atmosphere that speaks the Gospel Message and responds to the needs of society.
200 Years of Catholic Presents in Wilmington, Delaware**
"Most histories tell us that the first Masses in Wilmington were celebrated in the 1790/s when French refugees arrived from Haiti. But Catholicism had made its appearance a decade earlier than that during the Revolutionary War.
French Soldiers in 1782 were billeted in the Wilmington Academy, roughly where the Grand Opera House now is. Catholic army chaplains said Mass there.
Ash Wednesday is the door to the season of Lent.
"The annual observance of Lent is the special season for the ascent to the holy mountain of Easter. Through its two-fold theme of repentance and baptism the season of lent disposes both the catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery." (Ceremonial of Bishops, 249)
“Mission is never the fruit of a perfectly planned program or a well-organized manual. Mission is always the fruit of a life which knows what it is to be found and healed, encountered and forgiven. Mission is born of a constant experience of God’s merciful anointing.” Pope Francis
The Cathedral of St. Peter
W 6th St & N West St,
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 654-5920
Fax: (302) 654-3197
Ash Wednesday March 1, 2017
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday: 4:00pm (Cathedral Church)
Sunday: 8:00am, 11:00am (Cathedral Church)
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