Hospitaller Region - Wilmington, DE

Hospitaller Region - Wilmington, DE

Recent Articles


  • Little Sisters of the Poor Community, Salem Church Road, Newark, DE -Third Saturday of each month. Members spend one to three hours with the residents of the community socializing, having a piano sing-a-long, or helping with happy hour. Contact: Dorcas Gamble
  • Project for Retired Sisters. In January 2010, we are undertaking a new project to assist retired nuns in nearby Pennsylvania. We are initially exploring what their needs might be.

Monthly Spiritual Activities

  • Feast of Saint John the Baptist- Celebrated at a place and time announced each year at the May monthly Mass.
  • On the first Monday in October Members participate in robes in the annual Red Mass held at St. Ann's Church, Wilmington, DE at the request of the Bishop. This is the traditional gathering of judges and lawyers to inaugurate the opening of the judicial year.
  • Members participate in robes at the annual Chrism Mass held the Wednesday before Easter at Holy Cross Church, Dover, DE
  • On First Fridays we participate in Mass and breakfast at 7:00 AM at the Wilmington Club, Wilmington, DE with members of the St. Thomas More Society.

Kevin Holleran
Regional Hospitaller


Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events


The Wilmington Region formed in 1999 with two Chaplains: Bishop Francis Malooly and the Vicar General, Monsignor Joseph Rebman. Dorcas Gamble has been Regional Hospitaller since 2004. Several members have participated in the New Orleans Rehabilitation project multiple times. Karen Hoy is the former Chair of the Association Communications Committee. Geoff Gamble is vice-President for the Americas of Malteser International, the Order's primary worldwide disaster relief entity; and is the current President of the Order of Malta Federal Association. Since our formation, the Wilmington Region has sponsored four malades and companions on the Lourdes Pilgrimage. The region has set up a fund to help pay for our Malades to go to Lourdes.

Monthly Mass

Celebrated on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 12:00 noon at Irisbrook Church, Greenville, DE (even months) or the Church of Saint Joseph on the Brandywine at 12:00 noon (odd months).