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St. Polycarp
Saturday – 4:00 pm
Sunday – 10:30 am
Weekday Mass  (Monday – Friday) – 8:30 am
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) Sundays 7:00- 7:30 am

DE Home for the Chronically Ill (DHCI)
First Tuesday of the Month – 10:30 am

 

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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

Mary, Our Mother

THE MONTH OF MAY
(aka THE MONTH OF MARY)

May is dedicated to Mary.  Usually there will be a Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary in this month.  Two important feast days to our Lady are Our Lady of Fatima and The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

On Sunday, May 13th, the Church celebrates Our Lady of Fatima.  During World War 1, Mary appeared to three shepherd children (Lucy Dos Santos, Francisco Marto, and Jacinta Marto) in Fatima, Portugal.  The Miracle of the Sun occurred on October 13th, 1917.  Mary said humanity would have peace if humanity heeded her message – praying for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, practicing the First Five Saturday devotion, the Communions of Reparation on the First Saturday of five consecutive months, and praying the rosary daily.  Many souls have gone into hell and are going into hell, since no one has done much about her message.  Since humanity has ignored Mary’s message, there have been countless wars since World War I.  We need to heed Mary’s message, after all Mothers know best!

On Friday, May 31st, the Church celebrates The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  This feast entered the Church calendar in the 13th or 14th century.  After Mary receives a visit from Angel Gabriel (the Annunciation of the Lord), she visits her older cousin, Elizabeth.  Elizabeth was advanced in age and was past the age for having children, and yet God performs a miracle.  NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD!  The Angel Gabriel informs Mary that Elizabeth is six months pregnant with John the Baptist.  Only Luke’s Gospel mentions the Visitation.

Mother’s Day which focuses on physical mothers, also highlights the fact that Mary is our spiritual mother!  Mary is the mother of all humanity!  We can and should turn to Mary when we need help.  Mary will help us, if we ask for her help and guidance.  After all, Mary wants to bring us to Jesus.