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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) –
Mass for residents – Suspended at this time.

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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40 Days for Life – The Wilmington Fall 2021 Campaign Schedule
The Kick-off Luncheon was on Saturday, September 18th, from 12 Noon to 3 pm.  Fr. Michael Carrier led a prayer service in commemoration of the “National Day of Remembrance for the Unborn” in front of the Church of the Holy Child Monument to Unborn Children.  A luncheon in the lower hall of Holy Child church followed and Fr. Denis Wilde of “Priests for Life” spoke.

The Campaign Kick-off Mass will be on Wednesday, September 22nd, at 8 am.  Bishop William Koenig will offer Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral (500 N. West St., Wilmington).  The Campaign Kick-off Event follows the Mass from 9:30 am – 10:30 am at Planned Parenthood (625 N. Shipley St.).

The Campaign Prayer Vigil hours are 9 am to 1 pm every day but Sundays from Wednesday, September 22nd, through Saturday, October 30th.

Come and pray and witness for life with us as part of your “Respect Life Month” observances!  Our team provides the materials, devotional prayers, chairs, and water for participants.  You can make a difference!

October is Respect Life Month – Join a Life Chain  (NEWS FROM DELAWARE RIGHT TO LIFE)

Life Chain Sunday, October 3rd, is a national event that draws thousands of participants to rally in witness for the preborn children threatened by abortion.  Participants hold pro-life signs as they stand in silent, prayerful lines along busy thoroughfares where they make a powerful impact to those driving by.  Please join us for an hour or longer to be a voice for the voiceless innocent babies who need us to stand up for them.

New Castle County:  In Wilmington along Route 202 across from Fairfax Shopping Center, 2 pm — 4 pm.  Contact Moira Sheridan at (302) 494 – 3834.

Kent County:  Outside Planned Parenthood of Dover at 805 S. Governors Ave., 12 pm — 2 pm.  Contact Fran Urick at (302) 233 – 4684.

Sussex County:  At Highway 1 and S. 9th St. in South Bethany, 2 pm – 4 pm.  Contact Carolyn Marcello at (302) 539 – 8775.

In front of St. Jude’s Church on Route 1 in Lewes, 2 pm –4 pm.  Contact Rachel Leonardo at (302) 644 – 1106.







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Memorial Bricks

Hail Mary, Full of Grace

Have you noticed the beautiful ‘Memory’ walkway leading to our outdoor Blessed Mother statue?  There’s no time like the present to add your memorial 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.  You can order through Faith Direct at https://membership.faithdirect.net/events/details/5644, (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 (order forms can be found at the doors to the Church) 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 parish office. CLICK HERE FOR 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.  For more information, contact Joan at (302) 659 – 5317.

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!  

Thank you to our local advertisers who support our parish with their advertisement on the back page.  Let’s support them, too!  Have you checked them out lately?