Activities & Events



Beach Retreat - Cape May, NJ                                      TBD

Already tired of the Spring Semester?  Looking for a spiritual getaway?  Then join us on the annual Beach Retreat, held from February 23rd through 25th at the Marianist Retreat House - a block from the beach in beautiful Cape May Point, NJ.

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Lenten Mini Retreat                                                       TBD

Take some time for yourself during Lent and join us a whole week for daily fellowship, food, and prayer. Each day will include opportunities to celebrate daily Mass (12:30pm) and enjoy community and fellowship during lunch when Mass is over.  Later in the day, come back to hear from different members of the community as they share their struggles and triumphs in faith over a dinner (6:00pm), and close the day in Evening Prayer (8:30pm).

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Parish Mission                                                                TBD

Spend the evenings with this year's mission presenter, to be announced in the Spring.


Live Jesus                                                                         TBD

Come with us as we travel to Vienna, VA to take part in this year's Live Jesus event with the Oblates of St. Francis DeSales.  This year's speakers are Fr. Mark Hushen, OSFS and Fr. Dave Kenehan, OSFS.

UDance                                                                            TBD


UDance, hosted at the University of Delaware, is a yearlong effort to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer. This effort culminates into a 12-hour philanthropic dance marathon every spring. It's the university's largest student-run philanthropy and has raised over $1.4 million in the last two years. In 2014 alone they raised over $850,000. These donations have benefited The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, which supports medical research for families of critically ill children across the country.

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Oratory Formal                                                               TBD

Get dressed up and come dance the night away!  Bring your friends for a classy night full of music, food, and fun.

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Water Walk with W.I.L.K.                                               TBD

Come out to the Water Walk to support Water is Life, Kenya - an organization working to bring clean water to people in Kenya.



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More about Water is Life Kenya

Soap for Hope                                                               TBD

Have extra soap, washcloths, or Ziploc bags lying around?  Have a strange urge to pack the aforementioned objects?  Then you're all ready to help with the our annual Soap for Hope drive!  These soap packets are shipped to Haiti, where they are used as an incentive to get families to bring their children to vaccination clinics for important immunizations.  This project is ongoing through the Spring Semester; listen to Kim's announcements at Mass for more details.


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Fall Semester


Spring Semester




Pancake Brunch

Announced Sun.

after 11:30 Mass

Brunch dates for Spring 2019

(all after the 11:30 Mass)



Dollar Dinners

Every Friday at 6:00 PM

Dollar Dinners - Spring 2019

(all at 6:00 PM)



DeSales Service Works

Come take part in a day of service with us and DeSales Service works!

DeSales Service Works is a project of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales that provides opportunities for face-to-face service and works to change the lives of those they serve, and to expand the mindset of those who serve. All of their efforts seek to improve struggling neighborhoods while recognizing the goodness of these impoverished communities.

Spring Dates 2019




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Spring dates for ongoing events

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