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Mass Schedule

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

 

Parish Contact

55 Ransom Lane,
Smyrna, Delaware 19977

Office number: (302) 653-8279
Email: office@saintpolycarp.org

Religious Education: (302)653-4101
Email: assistdre@saintpolycarp.org

Vocations

Office of Priestly and Religious Vocations
Diocese of Wilmington
Vocation-Themed Parish Bulletin Reflections
Advent & Christmas Seasons, Year C (December 2, 2018 – January 13, 2019)

December 2, 2018
First Sunday of Advent
In today’s gospel, Jesus exhorts us to be vigilant always.  Part of being vigilant means trying to discern God’s will for our lives.  Could the Lord be calling you to priesthood or to the religious life?  Call or write Fr. Norm Carroll, Diocesan Director of Priestly and Religious Vocations at (302) 573 – 3113 or vocations@cdow.org.  And check out our website: www.cdow.org/vocations!

December 9, 2018
Second Sunday of Advent
John the Baptist went through the whole region of the Jordan, proclaiming “Prepare the way of the Lord!”  Is God calling you to help prepare His way by serving as a priest or as a religious brother or sister?  Call or write Fr. Norm Carroll, Diocesan Director of Priestly and Religious Vocations at (302) 573 – 3113 or vocations@cdow.org.  And check out our website: www.cdow.org/vocations!

December 16, 2018
Third Sunday of Advent
Through the prophet Zephaniah, God says “Fear not, O Zion, be not discouraged!  The Lord is in your midst!”  Priests, religious sisters, and brothers spend their lives helping other people recognize God in their midst.  Are you ready to join them in their mission?  Call or write Fr. Norm Carroll, Diocesan Director of Priestly and Religious Vocations at (302) 573 – 3113 or vocations@cdow.org.  And check out our website: www.cdow.org/vocations!

December 23, 2018
Fourth Sunday of Advent
In today’s first reading, the Lord promises to send One “who will shepherd his flock.”  God has kept that promise throughout the centuries and continues to call shepherds for His people.  Is He calling you to serve as a shepherd – to minister to His people as a priest?  Call or write Fr. Norm Carroll, Diocesan Director of Priestly and Religious Vocations at (302) 573 – 3113 or vocations@cdow.org.  And check out our website: www.cdow.org/vocations!

25 December 25, 2018
The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord
Through Isaiah’s prophecy, God says “How beautiful are the feet of him who brings glad tidings, announcing peace, bearing good news, announcing salvation.”  In every age God calls men and women to do this work through the prophetic living out of priesthood and religious life.  Maybe God is calling you.  If you think that might be the case, call or write Fr. Norm Carroll, Diocesan Director of Priestly and Religious Vocations at (302) 573 – 3113 or vocations@cdow.org.  And check out our website: www.cdow.org/vocations!

December 30, 2018
The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
We have so much to learn from the Holy Family: Mary allows God’s will to change her life; Joseph pays close attention to and follows the prompting of the angel; Jesus says to the Father “not my will, but Thine be done.”  What is the Father’s will for you?  Are you taking steps to find out?  If you think God might be calling you to live out a religious vocation, call or write Fr. Norm Carroll, Diocesan Director of Priestly and Religious Vocations at (302) 573 – 3113 or vocations@cdow.org.  And check out our website: www.cdow.org/vocations!

January 1, 2019
The Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God
Mary was chosen to bring the presence of God into the world in a unique way.  Every day, all over the world, priests bring the presence of the Lord to God’s people through the preaching of the Word and the celebration of the sacraments.  If you think God might be calling you to serve as a priest, talk to your pastor or call or write Fr. Norm Carroll, Diocesan Director of Priestly and Religious Vocations at (302) 573 – 3113 or vocations@cdow.org.  And check out our website: www.cdow.org/vocations!

January 6, 2019
The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord
An “epiphany” is a revelation.  Every day, God uses religious sisters, religious brothers, and priests to reveal His great love for the people He has chosen to be His own.  Is the Lord calling you to serve the Church through a religious vocation?  If you think so, call or write Fr. Norm Carroll, Diocesan Director of Priestly and Religious Vocations at (302) 573 – 3113 or vocations@cdow.org.  And check out our website: www.cdow.org/vocations!

January 13, 2019
The Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord
In baptism, women and men are made part of the Body of Christ.  God calls some of the baptized to serve the rest of His people as priests, sisters, and brothers.  Is He calling you?  Think so?  Unsure?  Call or write Fr. Norm Carroll, Diocesan Director of Priestly and Religious Vocations at (302) 573 – 3113 or vocations@cdow.org.  And check out our website: www.cdow.org/vocations!