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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
https://www.stdennischurch.org/
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

Weekend Update February 12/13

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Rejoice and be glad; your reward will be great in heaven.

READINGS FOR THE WEEKENDhttps://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/021322.cfm

LIVE-STREAMING: Visit https://www.youtube.com/c/StPolycarpSmyrnaDE for live stream at 8:30 am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 4 pm on Saturdays. If you are interested in being involved in this ministry, please email Lisa at lisa.titus@saintpolycarp.org or Judy at communications@saintpolycarp.org.

PARISH WEBSITE: Visit: www.saintpolycarp.org/.


To help control the spread of covid-19, particularly the Omicron variant, it is highly recommended that masks be worn during all Masses and while inside all buildings. Please sanitize your hands upon entering.  With the exception of devotionals (Flame of Love, Divine Mercy, Eucharistic Adoration, Confessions, Mass) committees/ministries will not be meeting in-person. We will keep you informed of any updates from the Diocese.


THIS WEEKEND, FEBRUARY 12/13

The BLESSING OF NEW DRIVERS will take place tomorrow, Saturday, February 12th at the 4:00pm Mass. Key Chains for these new drivers (any age) will be blessed and distributed at Saturday’s Mass. Upon entering the church, let the usher know that you are there for the blessing. They will give you the key chain.


WORLD’S FINEST CHOCOLATE:
 Our chocolate has arrived just in time for Valentine’s Day. If you ordered chocolate, it will be available for pick-up in the hall 1/2 hour before and 1/2 hour after the 4pm and 10:30 am Masses this weekend.

 

PSR GRADES P/K – 4, Sunday, February 13. No in-person classes. Lessons will be posted on PSROnline

THE VOCATION CHALICE MINISTRY: February 13th – The Marshall Family – Please arrive 15 minutes before your mass time and pick up (or drop off) materials in the sacristy.

 

THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 13

PSR GRADES 5-8, Tuesday, February 15th. No in person classes. Lessons will be posted on PSROnline. 

 

NEXT WEEKEND, FEBRUARY 19/20:

THE BLESSING OF PARISH MINISTRIES will take place next weekend – Saturday, February 19th at the 4pm Mass and Sunday, February 20th at the 10:30am Mass.

PSR GRADES P/K – 4, Sunday, February 20 – RETURN TO IN PERSON CLASS. 9:00 am. All online lessons should be completed from previous weeks.

 

THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 20:

OFFICE CLOSED – Monday, February 21st.

PSR GRADES 5 – 6, Tuesday, February 22 – RETURN TO IN PERSON CLASS. 9:00 am. All online lessons should be completed from previous weeks.

ST. POLYCARP – Feast Day, February 23rd

DELAWARE STATE COLUMBIETTES VIRTUAL BASKET AUCTION FUNDRAISER – Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 1 pm on Zoom
There will be dozens of wonderful baskets to take a chance on.  Tickets may be purchased by sending a check made payable to Delaware State Columbiettes with your name, email and phone number, to Arlene Brown, 87 Paige Place, Felton, DE 19943 (amb550@hotmail.com). We will email you your ticket number and the Zoom information prior to the event if you would like to attend.  If you cannot attend, we will contact you if you win!  TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED BY Wednesday, February 23rd!  We look forward to having you join us for a fun filled afternoon.

UPCOMING/ONGOING

PALMS TO ASHES
St. Polycarp – 7 pm on Tuesday, March 1st
St. Dennis – 5 pm on Tuesday, March 1st

ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES (with distribution of ashes)
St. Polycarp – 8:30 am and 7 pm on Wednesday, March 2nd
St. Dennis – 7 pm on Wednesday, March 2nd

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
St. Polycarp  7 pm on the Fridays in Lent beginning March 4th
St. Dennis – 5 pm and 7 pm (Hispanic) on Fridays in Lent beginning March 4th


CHANGE THE WORLD: BECOME CATHOLIC!
If you know someone who is looking for a new beginning and wants to learn more about the Catholic Church, “personally invite” them to our RCIA sessions, Monday evenings at 6:30pm. The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is for individuals who are unbaptized, baptized in other faith traditions or Catholic adults wishing to receive Confirmation and Holy Eucharist and seeking full membership in the Catholic Church. We are all called to share the “Good News” and you can make a difference by simply asking! Please contact Deacon Frank Weber for more information at DeaconFrank@saintpolycarp.org or leave a message with the Parish office at (302) 653-8279.

THE VOCATION CHALICE MINISTRY: Please sign up to take home the Vocation Chalice for one week. Call or text Alice Gaston 302-670-7924 to sign up.  Each week a family will receive the Vocation Chalice at Mass and take it home with the promise to “pray for vocations” during that week.  The family should place the chalice in a prominent place in their home and gather together each day to pray for the awareness of vocations.  At the end of the week, the family will bring the chalice back to church so the next family can take it home.  A booklet will accompany the chalice that has prayers and instructions.  We need your prayers and for you to sign up. See the Bulletin for schedule. February 13th – Marshall Family

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!


Thank you to our Bulletin advertisers! We appreciate your support!



USEFUL LINKS:

WEBSITE: www.saintpolycarp.org.
BULLETINhttps://www.jppc.net/onlinebulletins/301template.pdf
BULLETIN OVERFLOW
https://saintpolycarp.org/this-weeks-bulletin/
YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/c/StPolycarpSmyrnaDE
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
DIOCESE OF WILMINGTON – LIVE STREAMING https://www.youtube.com/user/DioceseofWilm
THE DIALOG: http://thedialog.org/  Newspaper of the Diocese, copies available as you leave Church or online


FROM THE DIOCESE:

CATHOLIC FORUM/RELEVANT RADIO:  Saturdays at 1:30 pm on Relevant Radio 640. On the February 12, 2022 episode of Catholic Forum, get an update on the diocesan phase of the Synod 2021 – 2023 when Father Glenn Evers and Ms. Arlene Dosman are interviewed. Listen online anytime at cdow.org/CatholicForum, or by searching “Catholic Forum” on Apple, Spotify, iHeartRadio, or Amazon Music podcasts. 

LET US PRAY:  Happy Valentine’s Day

Love is patient and kind,
It doesn’t envy or boast
and it’s never proud.
Love is not rude or selfish,
It doesn’t get angry easily,
or keep track of wrongs.
Love doesn’t delight in bad
things but it rejoices in the
truth. Love always protects,
trusts, hopes and perseveres.
Love never fails.