Mass Schedule

St. Polycarp
Saturday – 4:00 pm

Sunday – 10:30 am
Daily Mass – (Mon.-Sat.) – 8:30 am
Reconciliation (Confessions) Saturdays – 2:30-3:30 pm 

St. Dennis, Galena MD 
Sunday – 8:00 am
Sunday – 11:00 am (Spanish)
Weekday Mass – Thursday & Friday 8:30 am
Reconciliation (Confessions) Sundays – 7:00 – 7:30 am

DE Home for the Chronically Ill (DHCI)
First Tuesday of the Month – 10:30 am


Parish Contact

55 Ransom Lane,
Smyrna, Delaware 19977

Office number: (302) 653-8279

Religious Education: (302)653-4101

Welcome to St. Polycarp

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

Deacon Charles Robinson

St. Polycarp – Mass Schedule 
Saturday at 4:00 pm
Sunday at 10:30 am
Confessions 2:30-3:30 pm on Saturdays
Daily Mass is celebrated Monday – Saturday at 8:30 am. 

St. Dennis, Galena MD  Mass – Sunday at 8:00 am & 11:00 am (Spanish); Reconciliation- Sunday 7:00 to 7:30

LENTEN RETREAT – March 10, 17 & 24.  All welcome to attend!
Begins with Mass at 8:30 am followed by continental breakfast, retreat, closing prayer 10:15 am.


Holy Thursday: March 29, 2018
(No 8:30 am Mass either parish)
7 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper at St. Polycarp
Followed by Adoration in St. Ann’s Chapel until 11pm.

Good Friday: March 30, 2018
(No 8:30 am Mass either parish)
3 pm Passion of the Lord at St. Dennis, Galena MD.

Holy Saturday: March 31, 2018
(No 8:30 am Mass, no confessions, no blessing of food – either parish)
7:30 pm – Easter Vigil at St. Polycarp

Easter Sunday: April 1, 2018
8 am & 10 am Mass at St. Polycarp
8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am – Spanish, at St. Dennis

 Rev. James Hreha was appointed pastor of St. Dennis, Galena, MD., effective Sept. 8, 2017.
This appointment is in addition to his ministry as pastor here at St. Polycarp Parish, Smyrna.
Let us pray for Fr. Jim as he continues to shepherd both parishes.

To learn about our Stained Glass Windows CLICK HERE. 

We welcome new parishioners!
Parishioners new to our parish family – please complete the census below or stop by our office!

CENSUS – click here       

Census 2017 for all currently registered parishioners:
All households must fill out a new census form. In most cases, the information we have for your household is the information that was obtained from the registration form you filled out when you first joined our parish.  Information changes, people move, contact information changes, and children become adults.  At times, young adults who have moved away for years, think they are still signed up under their parents’ registration, when they should be signed up as individuals.  St. Polycarp Parish is calling on everyone to be part of this Census.  To complete the census on our website, click above and follow the directions.  Forms are also available at the Church entrances.

If you are not sure if you have completed the new census, please contact the office at (302) 653-8279 or

Interested in becoming Catholic?
Contact Deacon Mike at Deacon.Mike.Boyd
or through the parish office at (302) 653-8279 or

St. Polycarp Church – 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 Gather for Prayer
Eucharistic Adoration in St. Ann Chapel:   Tuesdays 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sacred Heart Devotions:  1st Friday of each month 9:00 am
Novena to the Miraculous Medal:  1st Saturday of each month  9:00am
Flame of Love:  Thursdays at 7:00 pm
Divine Mercy Devotions: Fridays (September to May) at 3:00 pm in St. Ann Chapel

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

Are you an adult interested in becoming Catholic or are in need of Sacraments?
Contact Deacon Mike at or through the parish office, (302) 653-8279 or

Our eGiving Program is NOW available. 
hat is eGiving?  eGiving is a convenient way to support St. Polycarp by electing to use direct deposit from you bank or credit card to make it easier for you to support our parish.
For more information or to sign up  eGiving CLICK HERE