Mass Schedule

St. Polycarp
Saturday – 4:00 pm
Sunday – 10:30 am
Weekday Mass  (Monday – Friday) – 8:30 am. These times will vary during the winter months. Please see our calendar for the most recent schedule.
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) Saturdays 2:30 – 3:30 pm

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


Parish Contact

55 Ransom Lane,
Smyrna, Delaware 19977

Parish Office : (302) 653-8279

Religious Education: (302)653-4101

Welcome to St. Polycarp Church

55 Ransom Lane                 Smyrna, DE 19977               (302)653-8279  

Rev. James D. Hreha, Pastor
Deacon Charles Robinson (Retired)
Deacon Frank Weber

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


St. Dennis, Galena MD  Mass – Sunday at 8:00 am & 11:00 am(Spanish);
Reconciliation – 2:30 – 3:30 pm on Saturdays

       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.


PRAY FOR VOCATIONS!   Vocation Chalice Ministry – Click here for more information or to sign-up. 


Parishioners new to our parish family – please complete the registration below or stop by our office!

REGISTER – click here     

 God doesn’t expect us to do great things. He expects us to do little things with great love.”    ~ St. Teresa of Calcutta

We hope that you will participate one of our many ministries!  No matter what your talents or interests are, if you have 15 minutes or days, we have something for you!
Check out the many opportunities – CLICK HERE

Interested in becoming Catholic?
Contact Deacon Frank at 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
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 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 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

Parking in our lots is for Church Masses, services and functions.  Any other parking is at your own risk.