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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
https://www.stdennischurch.org/
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.

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55 Ransom Lane,
Smyrna, Delaware 19977

Parish Office : (302) 653-8279
Email: office@saintpolycarp.org

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

Letter from Fr. Jim – Posting for 2 part time staff positions

Dear People of God,

I hope and pray that all is well with you and your loved ones as we enjoy the blessings of summer!

As you are aware, St. Polycarp lost her Business Manager last month. Despite advertising for weeks, no candidates have emerged for this full time position. Thankfully, one of our parishioners knows how to process checks and has been a good steward of the gifts given by God. Yet, this temporary sacrifice only ensures that our bills get paid. It does not enable us to fully manage our fiscal affairs. Further, while our fine staff has been assisting with some of the facilities responsibilities, this too is a non-sustainable long term solution.

Following the recommendations of our Professional Staff and our Finance Council, we now need to consider separating the financial responsibilities from the facilities management. This will create 2 new part time positions on our staff. Separate job descriptions have been developed for a Facilities Manager and a Financial Manager. Both positions would require appropriate skills for the specific duties. Each is envisioned to entail about 20 hours of ministry each week. Accordingly, while some duties for each position require specific times, each will also provide some flexibility of scheduling.

Certainly, this change will entail growth for all of us. Yet the Paschal Mystery of suffering, death, and resurrection is the bedrock of our journey of faith. New life is guaranteed! In this, as in so many things, we must trust in the wisdom of the Holy Spirit guiding the Church.

I ask all to pray for our Parish during this time of transition. Further, I ask all to listen to God’s inspiration for this new phase in our community who have the gifts needed for these positions. If you feel God is calling you, please have the courage to step forward. Accordingly, if you know someone who has the gifts, please ask them to pray about serving St. Polycarp.

Interested applicants should send inquiries to fr.hreha@saintpolycarp.org.

May God continue to bless us as His people and reward our trust in His providential care!

 

Part Time Financial Manager – St. Polycarp Church, Smyrna, Delaware

St. Polycarp Church in Smyrna, DE is seeking a part time Financial Manager.  Interested candidates should have accounting and bookkeeping experience with the appropriate educational credentials.  Position is for approximately 20 hours per week with some duties requiring specific times and others allowing for some flexibility of scheduling. The person must be willing to work collaboratively with our team of Professional ministries to build the Kingdom of God at St. Polycarp.   Inquiries should be sent to  fr.hreha@saintpolycarp.org

Part Time Facilities Manager – St. Polycarp Church, Smyrna, Delaware

St. Polycarp Church in Smyrna, DE is seeking a part time Facilities Manager.  Interested candidates should have the appropriate skills and related experience in facilities management including interfacing with outside contractors, supervising, directing, organizing and making recommendations regarding the facilities of the parish. Position is for approximately 20 hours per week with some duties requiring specific times and others allowing for some flexibility of scheduling. The person must be willing to work collaboratively with our team of Professional ministries to build the Kingdom of God at St. Polycarp.      Inquiries should be sent to fr.hreha@saintpolycarp.org