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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 (New times)
Sunday – 8:00 am
Sunday – 4:00 pm (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

Second Friday of the Month 1:00 pm






Parish Contact

55 Ransom Lane,
Smyrna, Delaware 19977

Office number: (302) 653-8279
Email: office@saintpolycarp.org

Religious Education: (302)653-4101
Email: dre@saintpolycarp.org

Diocesan Medal of Merit Award – Congratulations, Ben!


Parishioner Ben Walters was presented with the Diocesan Medal of Merit Award by Bishop Malooly at a ceremony at St. Joseph’s in Middletown, for his tireless work here at St. Polycarp. Ben and his family have been registered parishioners since 1995.  He has served on various committees throughout the years and currently serves on the Facilities Planning Committee.  Ben is also a Eucharistic Minister for the Liturgy and for the Homebound.  He is a devoted member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society (St. Polycarp Chapter).  Sir Knight Ben Walters is an honorary life member of the Brother Vincent Council Knights of Columbus & charter member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Assembly.

As a parish, we thank you for all you do!

The Academy at St. Polycarp

Did you know that St. Polycarp has a pre-school program for children on weekdays? The Academy at St. Polycarp welcomes 3 & 4 year old children. As of October 19, 2017, there are available spots in our three year old class. Call the office for more information 653-8279 or 653-1496.



Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Chuck Miller has been made President of the St. Vincent de Paul Society for the Diocesan Council of Wilmington. Congratulations, Chuck!

Brother Vincent Columbiettes
Brother Vincent Columbiettes would like to congratulate Mary Fullerton and Gretchen Weber on making their Major Degree. The ceremony was held here at St. Polycarp on October 7th. A Major Degree member is considered a full-fledged participating member and is privileged to hold an office in the order. Congratulations Mary & Gretchen!

Stain Glass Window – : “He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and was born of the Virgin Mary.”


Article 3 / Window 3: “He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and was born of the Virgin Mary.”  The Annunciation of Mary begins the fullness of time…the fulfillment of God’s promises and preparations.


The Spirit as a Dove – This is one of the images of the Holy Spirit.

Rays of Conception – The Annunciation of Mary through the power of the Holy Spirit will come upon you.

MR and Crown – This represents Mary as the Mother of God.

Cradle or Creche – This represents the birth of Jesus Christ in a stable.

Cup–  This represents His coming to us in the Holy Eucharist as His Body and Blood.




Stain Glass Window – And in Jesus Christ His only Son, Our Lord


Window Two / Article 2:

“And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord”.  Jesus in Hebrew means “God saves”.  Christ comes from the Greek translation of the Hebrew “Messiah” which means “anointed”.  Lord indicates divine sovereignty. Jesus was sent to save all mankind from their sins.


Chi Rho – are the first two Greek letters for Christ.

Alpha and Omega – There is no limit to time with Christ.

Circle – There is no end in a circle, just as there is no limit to what Christ can do.

Safe in our Ship – If we believe in Jesus Christ and obey His commands, we will be safe or saved from our sins.