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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):
Communion Service – 3rd Tuesday at 10:30 am
Communion Service – 1st Wednesday at 1:15 pm

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

How do I…? FAQ

MASS CARDS:  How do I get a Mass Card?
It is a beautiful part of our Catholic tradition to have Masses celebrated for the repose of the soul of a departed loved one, or for the health and personal intention of an individual. Having a Mass said is not the only way to pray for the living or deceased.  Below are the different options:

  • Mass Intention ($10)
  • The Sanctuary Lamp may be lit for a week (Sunday through Saturday)    ($10)
  • Bread and Wine Offering for daily Mass  ($10)
  • Purgatorial Society Enrollment is for Mass Intentions once a month, near or on the first Friday of the month, for one year. ($25)
  • Flowers may be purchased by filling out the binder found in the vestibule of the church. The florist shop will contact you directly.

Call the Parish Office to schedule. 302-653-8279.

FUNERAL MASS (MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL): Are there any guidelines for arranging a Funeral Mass?

When a parishioner needs to arrange a Funeral Mass for a loved one, it is important for them to call the Funeral Director first.  The Funeral Home will then contact the Parish Office to coordinate the availability of the Clergy and Church. The Parish supports parishioners by consoling, and assisting them in their time of loss.  There are several ministries that offer assistance to the grieving.  Our Parish staff will then assist with guiding the families to these ministries.

The Priest or Deacon is also available to assist the family in planning the services. He will also be able to minister to the specific Pastoral needs of each family.

Our Funeral Committee will also contact the family to provide assistance at this special time in the journey of faith.  They will assist with specific details involved in planning the Liturgy.  They will also co-ordinate these details and assist the family at the Funeral Mass.

Finally, we offer the support of our Bereavement Ministry.  This group is led by a certified Grief Counselor and walks with anyone who wishes to join.  Members benefit from instruction, counseling, and social activities.