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

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

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).

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. First Reconciliation (see details)

    December 5
  2. PSR Grades 1-4 – Class

    December 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
  3. PSR II – Class

    December 6 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
  4. PSR Pre-School/Kindergarten – Class

    December 6 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
  5. Confirmation Class

    December 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm