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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
Pinnacle –
Communion Service – 1st Friday at 10:30 am

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

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OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET AND CRAFT SHOWS will be held by Immaculate Conception Parish at 455 Bow Street, Elkton, MD on Saturday, June 10th and by the Knights of Columbus at St. Jude’s Parish, 928 Turkey Point Road, North East, MD on Saturday, June 17th.   Both events will be held from 10am to 4pm, rain or shine. Anyone interested in reserving a 10’x10’ space for $35 (crafters) or $15 (flea market) at either event can request an application by emailing ICCKOC.OutdoorMarket@gmail.com

Summer Carnivals & Festivals around the Diocese:

June 5-10, 6-10 pm: St. John the Beloved Carnival, 907 Milltown Road Wilmington. For more information (302) 999-0211 or https://sjbde.org/
June 11-18: Italian Festival at St. Anthony of Padua, 901 N. DuPont Street, Wilmington. For more information sapde.org/italianfestival
June 13-17: St. Joseph Carnival, 319 E. Main Street, Middletown (see below). For more information www.stjosephmiddletown.com/news/the-st-joseph-parish-carnival

From St. Joseph Parish in Middletown: Join us at the 2023 St. Joseph Parish Carnival from June 13—June 17 in Middletown, DE.  Visit the parish hall to view our many raffle baskets on display.  A sheet of 25 raffle tickets costs $20.  Buy at the carnival or stop by the parish office during business hours to purchase. Enjoy the rides, food, and live music with family and friends. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you at the carnival!

THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR (Jeanne Jugan Residence, 185 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE  19713) invite young adults, age 18 to 35, to Eucharistic Adoration with praise and worship hymns and silent prayer every last Tuesday of the month at 7pm.. Call for questions or to verify monthly dates.  Sr. Janet Mary 302-368-5886 or vocnewark@littlesister…or www.littlesistersofthepoordelaware.org/news-events/

OLD BOHEMIA – FIRST SATURDAY MASS:  First Saturday Masses will continue through the end of the year. First Saturday Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Shrine (Old Bohemia Mission)  at 11 am. The Shrine, located at 1690 Bohemia Church Road in Warwick, MD is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Wilmington. Email OldBohemiaHS@gmail.com or call (302) 545 – 2126 for additional information.

Did you miss the Ordination of Reverend Onyedikachukwu Chibundu John Enemuo to the Sacred Order of the Priesthood,? To view on YouTube   CLICK HERE

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The Smyrna/Clayton Ministerium Food Pantry is  located downstairs at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 22 N. Union Street, Smyrna. The Pantry is open from 9:30am to 10:30am, Monday thru Friday. Since the pantry opened at St. Peter’s in October 2021, the daily numbers served in the community, continues to increase weekly. St. Peter’s is in need of help daily for about an hour and a half to assist guests, sort donations and stock shelves. Volunteers can work once a week,  every two weeks, once a month or whatever works for them. Since the Pantry is in our basement, there is a flight of steps to get there. If anyone is interested in helping or has any questions, please contact Co-coordinator, Dorris Wheeler, 302-423-5047, or St. Peter’s Church at 302-653-9691.

The Pantry is always in need of:  Cereal, juice boxes or pouches, peanut butter and jelly,  any condiments, hamburger helper and tuna helper, canned tuna, and sloppy joe sauce (Manwich), spaghetti and sauce.   NO CANNED vegetables or beans are needed at this time. Here at St. Polycarp, we have containers for your food donations in the hallway outside of the Mother Drexel Hall. Please no expired food

Have you noticed the beautiful ‘Memory’ walkway leading to our outdoor Blessed Mother statue?  There’s not time like the present to add your memory brick.  Whether you desire to commemorate a loved one, a special occasion, or simply your family name, the choice is yours.  There are two ways to order your bricks.  To order through Faith Direct: CLICK HERE  (you do not need to sign up for Faith Direct), or return your form with payment to St. Polycarp Church in an envelope labeled “Memorial Brick”.  Please place the completed order form and a check for $80.00, made payable to St. Polycarp Church, in the envelope.  You can place it in the Offertory collection, deliver it to the Parish Office (place in black box), or mail it to the following address:

St Polycarp Church
Parish Office
55 Ransom Lane
Smyrna, DE   19977-1617

Forms can be found on our parish website or at the entrances into the church. To print order form


REDNER’S 1% SAVE-A-TAPE FUNDRAISER  Hang onto those receipts until we are all together again!
Turn your food shopping into cash for our parish.  If you are a Redner’s shopper, we would welcome your participation.  It is so easy!  Simply be sure to obtain and scan your Redner’s Rewards Card each time you shop.  (Remember to shop only out of necessity.) Save your whole receipt. Bring your receipts to the Parish Office or just put them into the collection basket.  There is no expiration date — even receipts months old can be turned in!  Your receipts will generate cash for us.  What a hands-down and effortless way to help St. Polycarp Church.  

Please do not park in front of the dumpsters on Monday through Friday.  This prevents the Waste Management Collection and the Recycling Collection from being picked up.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Don’t forget to arrive earlier for Mass so that you won’t miss the announcements!  

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