Mass Schedule

St. Polycarp, Smyrna DE
Saturday – 4:00 pm
Sunday – 10:30 am
Weekday Mass – 8:30 am, Tuesday & Wednesday &
June 2 – September 2, Thursday & Friday at 8:30 am
Confessions – Saturdays, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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


DE Home for the Chronically Ill (DHCI) –
Mass for residents – Suspended at this time.

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  

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 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.

Rev. James D. Hreha, Pastor
Deacon Frank Weber

      In addition to being Pastor at St. Polycarp, Fr. Jim is also Pastor at St. Dennis, Galena, MD.  
Let us pray for Fr. Jim as he continues to shepherd both parishes.



Masses are live-streamed Tuesday & Wednesday at 8:30 am and Saturday at 4pm.

If you missed the live-stream, Masses and Stations can be viewed at a later time by visiting our YouTube Channel.
St. Polycarp Live Stream: Click on the link or picture below:

Our live stream continues to be important to many of our parishioners who are homebound or unable to attend Mass for other reasons but still want to view Mass and remain connected to our parish. Are you interested in helping in this important ministry?  Please contact Judy at

CLICK HERE for Responses and Prayers for The Mass with Spiritual Communion
You can also view weekend Masses at  or


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

REGISTER – click here     

St. Polycarp’s 3rd Annual Parish  Dinner and Golf Tournament – Sunday, September 11, 2022  
Links at St. Anne’s in Middletown, DE
Golf Tournament starts with lunch at 12:30 pm.Tee Off at 1 pm.   Buffet dinner at 6 pm. You don’t have to golf to join us for dinner!
(Buffet dinner is $40.00 per person.)
CLICK HERE for more information or contact:
Dennis Skinner (302) 981-8743 or Anna Skinner (302) 883-5647.
Register online at



Have you had the opportunity to dive into FORMED? If not, take some time to do so. You won’t be disappointed!!

Visit Type in our Parish zip code (19977) and follow the steps to sign up.

Take advantage of your free subscription to FORMED! Enjoy thousands of hours of quality Catholic content!!!


Do you know someone who is searching for a Church to call their own? Do you know someone who struggles with questions of life, death, suffering, hope, forgiveness, love… and God?
Please invite them to one or all of our Inquiry Sessions that will take place on August 8; August 29 & September 12, 2022. Sessions take place in the Parish Library at 6:30 PM

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is for individuals who are unbaptized, baptized in other faith traditions or Catholic adults wishing to receive Confirmation and Holy Eucharist and seeking full membership in the Catholic Church.

United to Christ thru Baptism, we are called to share the gift of our Catholic faith. You can make a difference by simply asking.

Please contact Deacon Frank Weber for more information at or leave a message with the Parish office at (302) 653-8279.

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

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

We Gather for Prayer
Flame of Love:  Thursdays at 6:30 pm in the Chapel (use doors near the office)
Divine Mercy:
Fridays at 3:00 pm in the Chapel (use doors near the office)

A Prayer for the Protection in Time of Pandemic – CLICK HERE

Faith Formation /Religious Education
Please contact our Christian Formation Office at or leave a message at (302) 653-4101 for more information about our religious education for children and youth (PSR – Parish School of Religion).
CLICK HERE  for more information about religious education for children.

Are you an adult interested in becoming Catholic or are in need of Sacraments?
Contact Deacon Frank at or leave a message at (302) 653-8279.

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.
Please consider signing up for our online giving program or making a one-time gift through eGiving.
Recurring, catch up or one-time gifts can be made. Your gift helps support our parish including our live streaming.
Visit faith. direct/DE831.
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.