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Mass Schedule

St. Polycarp, Smyrna DE
(302) 653-8279
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
(410) 648-5145
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):
Communion Service – 3rd Tuesday at 10:30 am
Communion Service – 1st Wednesday at 1:15 pm

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

Weekend Update August 7/8 2021

Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

READINGS FOR THE WEEKENDhttps://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/080821.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 ) Masses may also be viewed at a later time.

ONLINE BULLETINhttps://www.jppc.net/onlinebulletins/301template.pdf 

ORDINATION: Tomorrow, August 7, 2021, Bishop William Koenig will ordain 15 men from across Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore to the permanent diaconate. You are invited to watch the ordination live or recorded on the Diocese of Wilmington’s YouTube channel – YouTube.com/DioceseofW… and pray for these men as they begin their ministry of service to the people of our diocese.

FIRST SATURDAY: Tomorrow, August 7th. The Columbiettes and Sodality ministries have been asked to alternately lead the praying of the rosary every 1st Saturday.  Please plan to join Sodality on August 7th at 3:25 pm, before the start of the 4pm Mass.

ROSARY: Join the Columbiettes by phone to pray the Rosary on Tuesdays at 11:00 am. Contact Jill at 302-653-6484 or jil_mercer@yahoo.com for details.

Sign Up Now to join your fellow parishioners for St. Polycarp’s 2nd Annual Steak Dinner and Golf Tournament at Maple Dale Country Club in Dover, DE on   Sunday, September 12, 2021 . See this week’s Bulletin insert for details and registration form or view now – CLICK HERE

After Masses next weekend there will be a chance for everyone to sign the Parishioners’ Support Signs for the 2nd Annual St. Polycarp Steak Dinner and Golf Event.  The signs will be displayed on the Golf Course and then at the dinner at Maple Dale Country Club on September 12th.  For a $5.00 donation you can put your names or a few words on one of these signs to show your support for this event and our parish. Members of the Golf Committee will be outside the church doors ready to assist you.

SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEK is for the Cathedral of St. Peter in Wilmington, DE.

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING? Please check the LOST & FOUND box on top of the file cabinet (across from the Men’s bathroom) and see if anything belongs to you. All items remaining after the 16th will be donated to those in need.

INK CARTRIDGES/TONERS: Please note: We no longer accept/recycle ink cartridges or toners. Please do not leave them on the tables or in the Lost and Found bin.  Thank you!

REGISTRATION FOR PSR:  Our PSR offers religious education for children in pre-kindergarten through ninth grade. Sacramental preparation is offered for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation. Visit https://saintpolycarp.org/religious-education/ for more information and to register. Registration Forms are also available in the black drop box under the portico. Questions? Contact our Coordinator of Religious Education, Erica Taylor at 302-653-4101 or dre@saintpolycarp.org

As you can imagine, our preparations for PSR are kicking into high gear. Unfortunately, it’s difficult moving forward when a few positions still need to be filled. Please consider saying “YES”!! We would love to have you on our team! 7th grade needs a catechist on Tuesday evening & a Greeter/Hall Monitor is needed for Sunday morning and Tuesday evening. Contact Erica Taylor at (302) 653-4101 or dre@saintpolycarp.org for more information. This may be just what you need!!

Our PSR supply drive is now underway. Please consider helping by purchasing an item or two from our catechists wish list. All items can be dropped off Monday-Friday at the parish office between 9 a.m. & 3 p.m., in the red bin under the black drop box (anytime), or after both weekend Masses in the marked bins under the coat racks near the bathrooms, across from the hall. Supplies needed include: Gallon size zip-lock bags, Plastic Pencil / Supply Boxes (approx. 8” x 5” x 2”), Plastic Folders with pockets, Kid Scissors, Card Stock (white and color), White Poster Board (11 x 14), Paper Towels, Crayola Crayons (8ct. and 24ct.), Boxed Tissues, Monetary Donations towards the purchase of a Smart TV, Gift Cards (Walmart, Target, and Staples)

Thank you for your support and generosity!

CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF WILMINGTON  MARIAN PILGRIMAGE with Bishop William Koenig at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. September 25, 2021, 10AM-4PM https://saintpolycarp.org/marian-pilgrimage/

REDNER’S MARKETS 1% SAVE-A-TAPE FUNDRAISER: Turn your food shopping into cash for our parish. Simply be sure to obtain and scan your Redner’s Rewards Card each time you shop. Save your whole receipt. Bring your receipts to the Parish Office or put them into the collection basket. There is no expiration date – you can turn receipts months old in!


WEBSITE: www.saintpolycarp.org.
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/SaintPolycarpCatholicChurch/
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


CATHOLIC FORUM/RELEVANT RADIO:  Saturdays at 1:30 pm on Relevant Radio 640. On tomorrow’s episode, tune in to meet the new Principal of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Berlin, Maryland; Ms. Trinette Stillman. Listen anytime at cdow.org/CatholicForum or search Catholic Forum on Apple, Spotify or iHeartRadio podcasts.


St. 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, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.