Catholic High School Baseball Teams Support Brain Cancer Research

St. Mark’s-Sallies first pitch will be special

Doctors discovered a brain tumor. Two days after that diagnosis in June 2004, Jimmy underwent an eight-hour operation “to remove as much as they could,” said McKeon, who moved from New York to Landenberg, Pa., in 1996.

Since the operation and subsequent treatment, Jimmy has had to relearn basic motor functions, including how to swallow. It has been an ordeal for the entire family.

“I was a young 39,” the elder McKeon said. “I’m an old 42 now.”

On Thursday, Jimmy is scheduled to throw out a ceremonial first pitch when top-ranked St. Mark’s High plays a home baseball game against No. 6 Salesianum at 3:45 p.m.

Through the Tug McGraw Foundation, founded by McGraw less than a year before he died of a brain tumor in January 2004, the St. Mark’s and Salesianum baseball programs are participating in the “Hits for Tug’s Team” to raise money and awareness for brain cancer research. Pledges from donors go to the charity for every hit by each team this season, including the varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams at each school.

Donation forms and more information can be found at And donations should be designated for Salesianum, rather than that inferior Catholic high school.

Divine Mercy Novena – Day 5

The Divine Mercy Novena

“Today bring to Me the Souls of those who have separated themselves from My Church, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body and Heart, that is, My Church. As they return to unity with the Church My wounds heal and in this way they alleviate My Passion.”

Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself, You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Church. Draw them by Your light into the unity of the Church, and do not let them escape from the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart; but bring it about that they, too, come to glorify the generosity of Your mercy.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Son’s Church, who have squandered Your blessings and misused Your graces by obstinately persisting in their errors. Do not look upon their errors, but upon the love of Your own Son and upon His bitter Passion, which He underwent for their sake, since they, too, are enclosed in His Most Compassionate Heart. Bring it about that they also may glorify Your great mercy for endless ages. Amen.

Sussex County Republican Women’s Club Annual Banquet will be held May 4th

A press release from the Sussex County Republican Women’s Club:

For a fun-filled evening of good food and auctions, you won’t want to miss the Annual Banquet of the Sussex County Republican Women’s Club. Set for Friday evening, May 4, 2007, at the Baywood Club House in Long Neck, the gala party will begin with hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Republican Women’s Clubs have been helping Republican candidates since 1938.

According to Elaine Lupinetti, event co-chair, “We have a great menu, wonderful auction items, and I know that everyone will have an enjoyable evening.” She expects this years’ event to be one of the organization’s best ever, and said that the cost is only $45.00/person and that complimentary valet parking will be available.
Co-Chair Gale White said “This is our premier gala event of the year and everyone is welcome to attend, so reserve your seats early. We’ll be entertained by the Sounds of the GOP, and our auctioneer, Dave Wilson, does a wonderful job and everyone enjoys his style, wit, and talent”.

She also noted that the program booklet will list sponsors and patrons, and will include ads from local businesses. To purchase advertisement space, contact Bunny Parish at 945-4646.

To be included in the program booklet as a sponsor or patron or for ticket information, contact Co-Chairs Elaine Lupinetti at 945-1816 ( or Gale White at 644-0777 (

Quote of the Day

“This letter will, to you, be as one from the dead. The writer will be in the grave before you can weigh its counsels. Your affectionate and excellent father has requested that I would address to you something which might possibly have a favorable influence on the course of life you have to run; and I too, as a namesake, feel an interest in that course. Few words will be necessary, with good dispositions on your part. Adore God. Reverence and cherish your parents. Love your neighbor as yourself, and your country more than yourself. Be just. Be true. Murmur not at the ways of Providence. So shall the life into which you have entered be the portal to one of eternal and ineffable bliss. And if to the dead it is permitted to care for the things of this world, every action of your life will be under my regard. Farewell.”

— Thomas Jefferson (letter to Thomas Jefferson Smith, 21 February 1825)

Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett, 413