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Mass Schedule

St. Polycarp
Saturday – 4:00 pm
Sunday – 10:30 am
Weekday Mass  (Monday – Friday) – 8:30 am
Reconciliation (Confessions) Saturdays – 2:30-3:30 pm 

St. Dennis, Galena MD
Saturday – 4:00 pm

Sunday – 8:00 am
Sunday – 11:00 am (Spanish)
Weekday Mass – Thursday & Friday 8:30 am
Reconciliation (Confessions) Saturdays 2:30- 3:30 pm

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
Email: office@saintpolycarp.org

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

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Redner’s Markets 1% Save-a-Tape Fundraiser – New Way to help raise $$$$
Turn your food shopping into cash for our parish.  If you are a Redner’s shopper, we would welcome your participation.  It is so easy!  Simply be sure to obtain and scan your Redner’s Rewards Card each time you shop.  Save your whole receipt. Bring your receipts to the Parish Office or just put them into the collection basket.  There is no expiration date — even receipts months old can be turned in!  Your receipts will generate cash for us.  What a hands-down and effortless way to help St. Polycarp Church.  For more information, contact Joan O’Drain at (302) 659 – 5317.

The Smyrna School District Child Nutrition Program, Summer Food Service Program, takes place on Monday through Thursday until Thursday, August 16th. Children 18 years and under will be provided lunch at no cost. Meals will be available at Smyrna Elementary School, North Smyrna Elementary School, Commerce Square Apartments from Noon – 12:30pm. Meals will also be available at  Smyrna Garden Apartments from 12:45 -1:15 pm. Contact the Child Nutrition Office at (302) 653 – 3134 or www.smyrna.k12.de.us for more information.

Retrouvaille Program
Is your marriage going down the right road . . . or is it a little off track?
Life can be difficult, and so can the challenges you face in marriage.
Does the distance between you seem wide?  Are you already separated? Looking for a better way? Retrouvaille (retro-VIE) can help and offers hope for a better relationship.  Retrouvaille is a peer ministry of volunteer couples that can help you learn the tools of healthy communication and heal, just as they have done in their own marriages.  Retrouvaille is Christian-based, and Catholic in origin.  Retrouvaille can help get your relationship back on track.  Our next program is at the Family Life Center in Malvern, PA, on August 17th – 19th (Friday – Sunday).  For more information, or to register for one of our weekends, visit our web site at: www.HelpOurMarriage.org or call 1 – 800 – 470 – 2230.  All inquiries are kept strictly confidential.

Associate Director, Office for Catholic Youth, Young Adults, and Family Life – The Diocese of Wilmington is seeking a full time Associate Director to create and implement a comprehensive ministry to and for the youth, young adults, and families of the Diocese.  The Associate Director is responsible for establishing the vision, goals objectives, and programs for the office in collaboration with the Director of Religious Education to provide an integrated approach to faith formation at all levels.  The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills, the ability to lead people, develop a team, and solve problems.  The minimum Qualifications include: being a practicing Catholic in good standing,acquiring a Bachelor’s degree in Theology or related field and three years of experience in parish ministry (or an equivalent combination of education and experience), and traveling throughout the Diocese of Wilmington.  If you are interested in applying for this position, email your resume and letter of interest with salary requirements to jobs@cdow.org by Wednesday, July 18th.  Please reference CYM in the subject line. No telephone calls will be accepted.

The Diocese of Wilmington Catholic Charities has two postings listed on www.indeed.com and jobs@cdow.org To apply, visit www.indeed.com.
~ Certifier for the Delaware Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
~ Clinical Worker II

An Article on Saint Polycarp Church Appears in the Dialog and on thedialog.org!
To read the full article of St. Polycarp Church by Gary Morton (St. Polycarp marks tradition in Smyrna with 50th anniversary), visit thedialog.org.

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Thank you to our local advertisers who support our parish with their advertisement on the back page.  Let’s support them, too!  Have you checked them out lately! Thank you to Smyrna Diner, The Cocoa Exchange, Fletcher Plumbing, Bridge Way Family Restaurant, Smyrna Medical Associates, Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, and Faries Funeral Directors, Inc. for advertising with us!