200th Anniversary Celebration! Sept. 14,2019

Come One – Come All ! Chapel 200th Anniversary Celebration – Sept. 14, 2019. The Mass celebrating the chapel’s 200th anniversary will take place on Saturday, September 14. Highlights and features of this event are as follows: Mass is scheduled for 10 am. Bishop Francis Malooly, Bishop of the Wilmington Diocese, will celebrate Mass. Bishop Malooly will be assisted by the Rev. Jay McKee, Pastor of Good Shepherd Parish, Rev. John Abrahams, Rev. Jack Cavanaugh and the Rev. Thomas Peterman. Fr. Peterman, former Pastor and author, has written extensively about the history of the chapel. Music for the Mass will be provided by the Good Shepherd Church choir, with Renee LeBrun at the organ. The Mass will be televised to a large TV screen located in the large tent installed on the south lawn. The tent will include 19 tables and 150 chairs. After Mass, free lunch and beer – Guinness & Yuengling – will be available. Souvenir items, including coffee mugs, Christmas tree ornaments, chapel history books, Jane Wassmer chapel stationery, etc. will be on sale. Raffle tickets, for this year’s Rita Lerch quilt, will be available. Music in the tent area will be provided by the Irish Jasper Greens, after the Mass. Parking will be directed and allowed on two neighboring properties. This event is not just another Mass at the chapel. It is the reflection of a story involving many people who, in the past twenty years, contributed their time, money and talents to save a piece of history. It is also the story of immigrant people who were so grateful for their religious freedom in this country that they contributed what must have been a significant portion of their limited resources to build a chapel where they were free to practice their religion – something which we, unfortunately, often take for granted. All are welcome at this celebration!

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