FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone.
Speaking of stones…
STONES FAITH GARDEN: Stones are being collected during the Easter Season. Each stone has a special message! Please place your painted stone in the basket under the portico. Haven’t heard about our Stones Faith Garden? Check out our video at https://youtu.be/7rB7atK3ohQ
READINGS FOR THE WEEKEND: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/042521.cfm
LIVE-STREAMING: Visit https://www.youtube.com/c/StPolycarpSmyrnaDE for all live stream. (or visit our webpage www.saintpolycarp.org and click on the picture of the altar ) All Masses are live- streamed. Masses may also be viewed at a later time.
URGENT: WE NEED HELP WITH LIVE STREAMING as soon as possible. In order to be able to maintain our live streaming of Masses, we are in need of individuals with a technological background, a good understanding of network communication, online social media and a desire to help grow our online presence with live streaming. Please contact our Communications Office at email@example.com or call the office at 302-653-8279.
CAPACITY HAS BEEN REACHED (through reservations) for both Masses this weekend.
ONLINE BULLETIN: https://www.jppc.net/onlinebulletins/301template.pdf
2021 ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL : Please visit our online Bulletin or visit www.cdow.org/annualcatholicappeal to find out how you can help provide pastoral, charitable, and educational programs and services to tens of thousands of people in our 12 county Diocese. St. Polycarp’s ongoing example of stewardship has been the epitome of generosity in years past.
USHERS AND GREETERS: Please consider volunteering for this simple but important ministry to welcome people to Church and/or to help seat them. Contact Cindy at (302)653-7525 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Tom at (302)659-5317, email@example.com.
DO YOU KNOW MICROSOFT WORD? THE WEEKLY BULLETIN NEEDS YOUR HELP! We’re looking for someone to temporarily help with the Bulletin. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and ability to proof read. Help needed as soon as possible. Please contact Judy at the Parish Office 302-653-8279 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RESERVATIONS NEXT SATURDAY: Next weekend at our 4pm Mass on Saturday, May 1, six of our parish children will receive Jesus for the first time in the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist. A limited amount of spaces will be reserved for them. Don’t wait until the last minute to make your reservations for Mass. Reservations will be accepted on the regular days. CLICK HERE for reservation information.
MAY CROWNING: Please join us outside, in front of the statue of Mary, next Sunday, May 2, following the 10:30 a.m. Mass for a short ceremony to crown Mary. We ask that everyone practice social distancing and wear masks. There will not be a procession, nor will we bring flowers to Mary like we normally would. Last year we were unable to gather for this special ceremony. Crowning Mary this year shows that we are moving towards some normalcy, which is good news. Please join us in honoring Mary on May 2. All are welcome!
HANGING FLOWER BASKETS: The Brother Vincent Columbiettes are selling 10″ hanging baskets. Your choice of Petunias or Begonias. Orders must be placed by April 30th. Contact: Linda at 302-270-5347, Angela at 302-270-4100 or Darlene at email@example.com. Pick-up or delivery (if needed) May 7th & 8th.
INTERESTED IN MAKING NOTE CARDS? Our Columbiettes are inviting you to join in the fun on Wednesday, May 19th, to create note/greeting cards via Zoom class. The cost is $15 for the kit, which includes all the supplies necessary to make 3 note/greeting cards. Instructions will be given via Zoom. Contact: Anna Skinner at 302-508-5369 firstname.lastname@example.org or Judy Lahey 302-535-3481 email@example.com to order or for more information.
Birthright of Delaware will host its ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY ROSE SALE at our parish. Please support Birthright’s crisis pregnancy services by purchasing roses after Masses on Mother’s Day weekend, May 7th – 9th. $2/one Rose, $5/three Roses, $18/Dozen Roses, $35/Twenty five Roses
Your help will truly make a difference! Thank you. We deeply appreciate your support!! You can also make a donation to Birthright of Delaware in lieu of roses!
PHONES: Our Parish Office phone is now being answered by Teresa, our Parish Secretary, on Friday mornings from 9:30 am to noon. (302)653-8279. The answering service will take messages at other times. (Phone reservations for Mass are accepted on Wednesday mornings only.)
RESERVATION INFORMATION FOR WEEKEND MASSES: To view information on how to make a reservation visit https://saintpolycarp.org/rservation-information/
BULLETIN OVERFLOW: https://saintpolycarp.org/this-weeks-bulletin/
ONLINE GIVING: Please consider becoming an e-giver. It is easy to make your weekly or one time contributions in support of the Parish. For more information and to sign up for online giving, visit faith.direct/DE831
ST DENNIS: http://www.stdennischurch.org
THE DIALOG: http://thedialog.org/ Newspaper of the Diocese, copies available as you leave Church or online
MASSES DURING THE PANDEMIC: The dispensation of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation issued March 12, 2020 remains in effect for the Diocese of Wilmington.
FROM THE DIOCESE:
CATHOLIC FORUM/RELEVANT RADIO: Saturdays at 1:30 pm on Relevant Radio 640. Tune in tomorrow, April 24 to learn about the annual Delaware Knights of Columbus Jerry Dawson Memorial Vocations Essay Contest and hear three of the student winners present their essays. Listen anytime at cdow.org/CatholicForum or search Catholic Forum on Apple, Spotify or iHeartRadio podcasts.
LET US PRAY:
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.”