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Mass Schedule

St. Polycarp, Smyrna DE
(302) 653-8279
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
(410) 648-5145
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

Letter from Fr. Jim

Dear People of God,

I hope and pray that all is well with you and your loved ones as we complete the Easter Season!

This annual cyclical celebration of the Paschal Mystery reminds us that passion, death, and resurrection are but one event in the wisdom of God. This is an enigma that we often don’t understand, especially when we are beginning the journey. It is only with the unfolding of time that we understand how God is working in the situation. Because we know the outcome of the Paschal Mystery in Jesus Christ, we trust in that same reality in our lives.

Recently, we as a parish have been thrust into the Paschal Mystery by the wisdom of God. Lisa Titus, our Business Manager, has discerned that God is calling her to serve the Church in a larger way. She will be transitioning to a role that serves exclusively non-profit organizations and corporations. Just as she has been a blessing to St. Polycarp over the last six and a half years, she will now use her fiscal talents to be a gift from God to countless folks in various ministerial settings. Certainly, we are grateful for her stewardship and wish her the best in her ongoing journey of faith.

While her departure is a loss to our staff, we know that God is at work and trust in the fullness of the Paschal Mystery. God will touch the heart of who He wants to be our new Business Manager. Yet, God also needs us to do our part in spreading the good news. Please pray about this and openly invite folks to consider applying for the position. God needs us to ask for His plan to unfold.

Interested candidates should have Business Management, Accounting and Bookkeeping experience with the appropriate educational credentials. Facilities management, or a willingness to learn, is also a necessary component of the position. Above all, the person must be willing to work collaboratively with our team of Professional ministries to build God’s Kingdom here at St. Polycarp. Inquiries should be sent to office@saintpolycarp.org.

My thirty-five years of Shepherding God’s flocks has taught me that God always brings to completion the Paschal Mystery. New life always follows suffering and death. In hope filled trust, we must pray for this reality to once again occur in our midst. Thank you for your active role in being God’s instruments in inviting our next Business Manager to apply.

May God continue to bless us and guide us as His faithful people.