Mass Schedule

Daily Mass (Tues to Fri) - 8:30 am

Saturday - 5:00 pm

Sunday - 8:00 am & 10:45 am


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135 Ransom Lane, Smyrna, DE 19977-1617
Office Number: (302) 653-8279

9:30 am - 3:00 pm on Weekdays

Welcome to St. Polycarp

Our Clergy

Rev. James D. Hreha, Pastor
Deacon Mike Boyd, Sr.
Deacon Charles Robinson






 February 6/7, 2016

Do you receive our Weekend Updates by email?  If you don’t – contact the Parish Office by email and ask to be added to the list!

Palms – Have you ever wondered what to do with your old blessed palms? Bring your old palms this weekend when you come to Mass and leave it in the marked containers at the entrances to church.  Join us on Tuesday, February 9th at 7:30 pm in the parking lot as we burn the palm into the ashes that we will use for Ash Wednesday, February 10.

Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule is 8:30 am, 12 Noon & 7 pm.

The Knights will be holding a Valentine’s Day Dance on Sat. Feb. 13th
following 5 pm Mass.  Cost is $15 per person, $40 per family.

Stations of the Cross begin this Friday, February 12th at 6:30 pm.
Reconciliation – There are additional Reconciliation times during Lent for the Year of Mercy (not reflected on our February Parish Calendar).  Starting Friday, February 12,  Confessions will be offered prior to Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent, from 5 pm until 6 pm.  Please take advantage of the blessing of Reconciliation during this Holy time of year.

PSR Chocolate Sale – Now underway.  Delicious chocolate bars, caramel, almond, Krisp, dark chocolate & plain – $1.00 a bar.  Please see a PSR student or stop in the office during the week.


lectionaryReadings for the weekend:

February 6/7 2016


Our Mission

We, the family of faith at St. Polycarp, are a welcoming Roman Catholic community, a thankful holy people, sent forth from our celebration of the Eucharist to walk in faith, live in hope, and act with love for God and for one another. Through our ministry we embrace the poor, the suffering, and the lost. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are committed to justice and peace through prayer, Christian formation, evangelization, and stewardship.

We Welcome New Members

Members of our parish will be happy to meet with you to answer questions & fill out a registration form. We have a special program for folks interested in becoming Catholic. For further information, please call (302) 653-8279.

We Gather for Prayer

Eucharistic Adoration in St. Ann Chapel, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Tuesday

Sacred Heart Devotions, 9:00 am every 1st Friday of the Month

Divine Mercy Devotions, 3:00 pm Friday from September to May

We Form Adults and the Youth in Faith

Please contact Patricia Freedman, our Director of Religious Education, in our Christian Formation Office at (302) 653-4101 for more information in Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and for information about our religious education for children and youth (PSR – Parish School of Religion).

First Reconciliation Dec 5 2015

First Reconciliation  – December 5, 2015

We Celebrate Forgiveness

Confessions are every Saturday from 3:30-4:30 pm or by appointment in Fr. Jim’s office. No matter how long you may have been away, you are always welcome back! Please do not hesitate to call us to schedule an appointment at (302) 653-8279.

Reconciliation Room


Upcoming Events

  1. Confirmation Class

    February 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Confirmation Class – Reconciliation

    February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Confirmation Class

    March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  4. Confirmation Pilgimage

    March 19 @ 10:00 am - 7:15 pm
  5. Confirmation Class

    March 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm