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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
Saturday – 4:00 pm
Sunday – 8:00 am
Sunday – 11:00 am (Spanish)
Weekday Mass – Thursday & Friday 8:30 am
Reconciliation (Confessions) Saturdays 2:30 – 3:30 pm

DE Home for the Chronically Ill (DHCI)
Mass – First Tuesday of the Month – 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


Office of Priestly and Religious Vocations
Diocese of Wilmington

If you think you might  have a vocation to be a priest, deacon, or a religious sister and brother, please call or write to Fr. Norm Carroll, the Diocesan Director of Priestly and Religious Vocations at (302) 573 – 3113 or vocations@cdow.org.  Be sure to visit the website: www.cdow.org/vocations!

August 18, 2019
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“I have come to set the earth on fire,”  Do you want to carry the fire of the Lord to his people as a priest, deacon, or in the consecrated life?

August 25, 2019
Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
“Some of these I will take as priests and Levites, says the LORD.”  Is God calling you to the priesthood?

September 1, 2019
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Humble yourself and you will find favor with God.  Are you being called to be a priest or deacon, brother, or sister?  Humbly ask the Lord.

September 8, 2019
Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Having a loose grasp on those things that rightly belong to God is required of every follower.  The open hands you are left with will be filled by God and overflowing.  Can you let go?

September 15, 2019
Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
God is the Father with the open arms.  Who will preach this Good News of reconciliation?  Consider service as a priest or deacon, brother, or sister.

September 22, 2019
Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
We cannot serve two masters.  Which one are you willing to follow?  Could it be you are being called to serve the Master as a priest, deacon, sister, or brother?

September 29, 2019
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
But if only someone would go to them.  Pray for those who are called to ‘run the race’ as priests, sisters, deacons, or brothers.

October 6, 2019
Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
“Increase our faith.”  Listen for the voice of God.  Are you being called to be a priest or religious?

October 13, 2019
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
How has Jesus touched you and made you whole?  In gratitude, ask Him how He would like you to respond.  Could Jesus be calling you to follow him as a priest, sister, brother, or deacon?

October 20, 2019
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
God will answer the prayers of those who cry out.  Ask for men and women to respond to the call to service as priests and religious.

October 27, 2019
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
WANTED: Humble sinners who know the forgiveness of God.  These make good servants of the Gospel.  They can be priests, deacons, sisters, or brothers.

November 3, 2019
Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
Can I risk sharing the goodness God has given me?  Can I care for the needs of my brothers and sisters? Can I respond to God as a priest, deacon, brother, or sister?

November 10, 2019
Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Our God is a God of the living not of the dead.  Have you had an experience of this living God and want to share it with others?  You may be called to the priesthood or religious life.

November 17, 2019
Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
“By your endurance you will gain your souls.”  Be patient with yourself and with God as you await the sign of your call.

November 24, 2019
Feast of Christ the King
“Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.”  Can you lead others to make this request of our Lord and King?  Give your life to Jesus and others are sure to hear, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”