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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 July 24/25


The hand of the Lord feeds us: He answers all our needs.


READINGS FOR THE WEEKENDhttps://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/072521.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 

WELCOME BISHOP WILLIAM E. KOENIG: If you didn’t pick up a copy last week, make sure to pick up a copy of the Dialog as you leave Mass this weekend for a special 72- page keepsake about our new Bishop.

ST. DENNIS CHURCH “Drive thru” BULL ROAST FUND RAISER, 153 N. Main Street, Galena, MD. Saturday, July 24th. MENU – Delicious roast beef, corn on the cob, homemade potato salad and coleslaw plus rolls/butter and a beverage for $15. The famed St Dennis Bake Sale will also be available for purchasing your dessert as you exit the property.  Advance ticket purchases are recommended as a limited number of meals will be prepared.  Tickets may be purchased at the Church before and after the weekend Masses OR by calling Jim Bricker at 717-575-1235.  Pick up of meals with curb side service is on July 24th from 11am until 2pm.  Please follow the directed traffic pattern

R.C.I.A.:  Deacon Frank will hold an Inquiry Session Monday, July 26th at 6:30pm for those adults who have not been baptized, who were baptized in another Christian tradition who desire to become Catholic or for those adults baptized Catholic in need of First Communion and/or Confirmation. For information, please contact Deacon Frank Weber at DeaconFrank@saintpolycarp.org or leave a message with the parish office. (302) 653-8279.

ATTENTION MINISTRY LEADERS! Our Annual Leadership Information Meeting is this TUESDAY, July 27th. at 7 pm in the hall.  See you there!

AGAPE NEXT SUNDAY! Come join your fellow parishioners next Sunday, August 1st after the 10:30am Mass for Agape, a celebration of God’s Love for his people, and enjoy a light brunch and fellowship.

SEASONS OF HOPE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP explores mourning through scripture, prayer, reflection, activities, and faith sharing. “Seasons of Hope” gives the bereaved an opportunity to come together to share God’s love.  It provides a safe place to share thoughts and feelings.  It also offers the knowledge that others are on the same grief journey and mutual support is given to each other. For more information contact Diane Dellinger at ddellinger7377@outlook.com or Maureen Robinson (302) 423 – 6366.

REGISTRATION FOR PSR (Parish School of Religion) is now open for 2021-2022.  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

SAVE this Date—Sunday, September 12, 2021  for St. Polycarp’s 2nd Annual Steak Dinner and Golf Tournament at Maple Dale Country Club in Dover, DE.  Plated steak dinner at this beautiful country club $35.00 and/or Golf Tournament with lunch, green fee, golf cart, on course beverages, gift bags, prizes and steak dinner $125.00 per golfer or $460.00 team of four.  For more information contact: Larry Borgman lborgaman007@gmail.com (302-389-6018) or Kathy Willes kdwilles@comcast.net (302-670-7330).  Register online at membership.faithdirect.net/events/details/7142.

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. If you are a Redner’s shopper, we welcome your participation. 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 hear an interview with Fritz Jones and find out what’s new at Catholic Charities. Listen anytime at cdow.org/CatholicForum or search Catholic Forum on Apple, Spotify or iHeartRadio podcasts.


My adorable Jesus,
May our feet journey together.
May our hands gather in unity.
May our hearts beat in unison.
May our souls be in harmony.
May our thoughts be as one.
May our ears listen to the silence together.
May our glances profoundly penetrate each other.
May our lips pray together to gain mercy from the Eternal Father.