CAMP ST. CHARLES – Boys and Girls Catholic Over-night Summer Camp – OPEN HOUSE is on Sunday, March 25th, or Sunday April 8th, from 11 am to 3 pm. Attend the open house to learn more about Camp St. Charles. Join us for lunch, a tour, a ride on the giant swing, and an opportunity to meet the staff of Camp St. Charles. For over 60 years, thousands of children have been making friends, learning to work together, and developing an appreciation for Creation while camping out, riding horses, working their way through a challenge course, trying archery, paddling on the river, making art projects, and lots of other activities in beautiful Southern Maryland. Camp St. Charles is fully accredited with the American Camp Association and certified by the State of Maryland. This camp has been run by the Salvatorian Fathers and Brothers and Lay Salvatorians for over 60 years. New families may save on tuition by registering at our open house. For more information, directions, and to sign up for an open house, see the web site: www.campstcharles.org. You can also call (301) 934 – 8799 or email email@example.com.
OLD BOHEMIA – The Bohemia Mission was founded in 1704 by Rev. Thomas Mansell of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). The plantation was clandestinely established to minister to the scattered Catholics throughout what is now Cecil County, MD, the entire Delmarva Peninsula, and southeastern PA when Catholicism was outlawed in the English Colonies. The territory was reduced in size when the missions of PA were established in the 1720’s and again with the founding of St. Joseph’s Mission at Cordova, MD in 1765. After the Diocese of Wilmington was established in 1868, it was further reduced from time to time as new parishes were opened. The present church dates from 1792. The roof, floor, altar, and pews are not original as they had to be replaced following a fire in 1912. In October 2017, the CDOW Director of Communications, Robert Krebs, produced a video in conjunction with OBHS about the Bohemia Mission. The video can be viewed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFGlCsNM6gk.
The Old Bohemia Historical Society, begun by a Catholic, a Quaker, and a Methodist in 1954, bought the property’s core 120 acres and now maintains the site. No money is received from the Diocese of Wilmington or any other agency or religious order to assist with the upkeep of the properties. The income is generated from the collection at the five-yearly Masses at the church, fundraisers such as the Big Sale (May 19, 2018), membership dues, and donations from benefactors. Annual membership in the Society is $30 for an individual and $50 for a family.
The church is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and is located at 1699 Bohemia Church Road, Warwick, MD 21912.
We are conducting a re-census of all registered parishioners. Every household must complete the new census form. This can be done by email, through the website, or by completing a hard copy found at the church entrances. This new census will not only assist us in updating our records but will give us a more accurate representation of who we are as a parish family.
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