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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
Email: office@saintpolycarp.org

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

Blessed Mother Mary Garden & Rosary Rally

Blessed Virgin Mary garden area was dedicated on November 2nd following the 4 pm Mass.  Take some time to come visit with Our Lady.


Annual Forum

The Annual Forum is held once a year on the fourth Sunday in September following the 10:30 am Mass. The Annual Forum is a Parish gathering with short presentations from the Pastoral Council, the Finance Council, and the Parish Staff who will inform the parish community of the state of the parish and what they have been doing for the last year.  An update on the “Hopes and Dreams” from last year’s forum are included.  After listening to the speakers, the parishioners are asked for their “Hopes and Dreams” for the parish in the future.  All parishioners are invited to attend.

Please plan on joining in this important time for our family of faith.
It is only together that we can build the Kingdom of God here at St. Polycarp.

Annual Parish Forum – September 29, 2019

Blessing of the Animals

On Sunday, October 6, 2019, we celebrated St. Francis of Assisi (October 4) and his love for all creatures with the Blessing of the Animals. Dogs, lizards, hermit crabs, ducks and their people, gathered together in front of the Church to receive the Blessing by Deacon Frank. Each pet present received a prayer card and medal of St. Francis. The short prayer service was followed by a raffle.  All pets who were  present were entered in the raffle.  A pet walk followed. It was a wonderful celebration of St. Francis, his love of animals and our parish family, including their beloved pets.

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Email from Fr. Jim????

Just a reminder: Several parishioners are once again receiving emails claiming to be from Fr. Jim.  Fr. Jim would not ask you to send him gift cards or money. He would never email you asking for a favor.  Please, if you get a suspicious e-mail claiming to be from Fr. Jim, delete, delete, delete!


We thank God Almighty for all those who serve as catechists and provide leadership in religious formation for our parish!
We also give thanks for all those who assist them!