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Mass Schedule

St. Polycarp, Smyrna DE
Saturday – 4:00 pm
Sunday – 10:30 am
Weekday Mass – 8:30 am, Tuesday & Wednesday
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
Email: office@saintpolycarp.org

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

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Mission Statement

The mission of Children’s Liturgy of the Word at St. Polycarp Church is to create a welcoming environment for youth in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade to appreciate and comprehend the Word of God at a level that is suited towards children during the weekly Sunday Mass. We hope all of our parishioners will reflect on the scripture from Matthew 19:44, “Jesus said, let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.”

On Sundays at the Mass, children in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade are invited forward before the readings to join the week’s leader and assistant to be dismissed to the Parish Center. There, the children will listen to the readings and gospel, and then share and reflect on the readings. The children return to mass during the collection.

Sundays at the 10:30 am Mass. No registration needed.  Youth in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade.  

Contact Katy O’Connell at kvlamb78@yahoo.com.