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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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WHEN – Sunday June 26th, 2022 at NOON until fun is over!
WHERE – St Dennis School Building LAWN
WHY – for FUN and SOCIALIZING with your parish
WHAT – Please pack your own/ family’s picnic lunch
– Bring your lawn chairs or blanket for seating.
St. Dennis parish will provide dessert of ice cream from a glorious ice cream truck, and beverages like sodas, water and juice boxes…
There will be lawn games, zany races and fun for children/adults and whole families. Prizes too!
If you missed this picnic last year, you missed a lot of fun…even our little children beat out some adults in foot races plus our Nuns have a pretty speedy member who wins the sponge/water races too!
Come on out and have a great day!

Message from the Food Pantry:
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-Friday. Since we started the Pantry in October 2021, the daily numbers we serve from our community have tripled. We are in need of help daily for about an hour and a half to assist our guests, sort donations, (which we have a lot to do right now), 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 the 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. 

For those that make weekly/monthly donations, we are always in need of:  cereal, juice boxes or pouches, peanut butter and jelly, any condiments, hamburger helper and tuna helper, and sloppy joe sauce (Manwich). Thank you for any support.

Here at St. Polycarp, bins for your food donations are in the hallway outside of the Mother Drexel Hall. Please – no expired food.  Thank you for your support.

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

ANNUAL BISHOP’S 5K will be held November 19, 2022 at Saint Mark’s High School. Save the Date! (Benefits Catholic Charities)


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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