55 Ransom Lane Smyrna, DE 19977 (302)653-8279
LIVE STREAM MASS – ST. POLYCARP – 8am SUNDAY MORNINGS
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POLYCARP PERSPECTIVE: This week, listen as Fr. Jim, Deacon Frank and our CRE, Erica Taylor, discuss what Mass will look like here at St. Polycarp Church when Masses re-open. CLICK HERE
Rev. James D. Hreha, Pastor
Deacon Charles Robinson (Retired)
Deacon Frank Weber
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.
FROM THE DIOCESE
A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP MALOOLY REGARDING THE RESUMPTION OF PUBLIC MASSES IN THE DIOCESE OF WILMINGTON CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE MESSAGE
LOOKING AHEAD – WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN WE’RE BACK IN OUR CHURCHES
CLICK HERE TO READ LOOKING AHEAD
All public Masses in the Diocese of Wilmington
are cancelled until further notice.
The Polycarp Perspective, new topic each week, with Fr. Jim, Deacon Frank and Erica Taylor, CRE CLICK HERE
Here at St. Polycarp, out of care and concern for our Parish Family and all others…
All Masses, Adoration, Flame of Love, Divine Mercy , meetings and events are all cancelled until further notice. No gatherings on campus permitted until further notice.
Office Hours – Closed until further notice. The office staff is working remotely and will be checking email. The Parish answering service will be handling phone calls. Messages will be checked by the Parish Secretary week days. In the event of a Sacramental emergency, please call the parish office (302) 653-8279. The answering service will contact the appropriate person.
The Diocese of Wilmington has set up a website – cdow.org/coronavirus – with information, including a viewable Sunday Mass recorded at Wilmington’s Cathedral of Saint Peter. Mass can be viewed using the following links: www.cdow.org or www.youtube.com/DioceseofWilm
Live Streaming of Masses
- The Cathedral of Saint Peter will be live streaming daily Mass each morning, Monday through Saturday, at its YouTube Channel Downtown Catholic. Visit cathedralofstpeter.com… to view them throughout the day.
EWTN – Global Catholic Network offers programming on TV, radio and online including Stations of the Cross at 2:30 pm, Divine Mercy at 3pm, Adoration at 3:20pm and the Rosary at 3:30 pm as well as Masses daily. www.ewtn.com
WELCOME NEW PARISHIONERS!
Parishioners new to our parish family – please complete the registration below or stop by our office!
“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
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
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR 2020-2021
Please contact our Christian Formation Office at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or leave a message at (302) 653-8279.
Our eGiving Program is NOW available.
What 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.