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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 31/August 1

The Lord gave them bread, bread from heaven.


OFFICE CLOSING EARLY TODAY: The Parish Office will close today, Friday, July 30th at noon. We will reopen on Monday at 9am.

READINGS FOR THE WEEKENDhttps://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/080121.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 


AGAPE SUNDAY! Come join your fellow parishioners this 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.

LET THE LITTTLE ONES COME TO ME! Our “Cry Room” is available once again for those times when you just need it!

FOOD PANTRY: We will once again be collecting for the local food pantry. The Smyrna – Clayton Food Pantry is in need of small juices, boxes of dry cereal, small jars of peanut butter, canned fruits and canned soups. The pantry is asking that canned items have the pop top lids (homeless people may not have can-openers). Coupons (no need to clip) are also needed. The tubs for your food donations are in the hallway outside of the Mother Drexel Hall.  Please no expired food.

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. Items include:
-York water/thermos bottle
-black and red umbrella
– navy blue, Fleet Street windbreaker with hood   (size adult S)
–  navy blue fleece button up Hasting & Smith sweater  (size adult M)

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 (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

If you looked down at your phone and saw that God was calling you, would you answer your phone? I hope your answer is YES!!! Our PSR family is ready to welcome you to our team!! Our team is dedicated to creating a loving and caring environment for our young children so that their faith grows stronger and stronger each week. We can ALL make a difference if we just say YES!!
What position fits YOU most?
Greeter/Hall Monitor for Sunday morning & Tuesday evening
7th Grade Catechist on Tuesday evening
Contact Erica Taylor, CRE at (302) 653-4101 or dre@saintpolycarp.org if you want to be a part of something bigger than yourself. She will work with you and ease all your nerves.  Don’t miss the call!!!

FIRST FRIDAY: Join us next Friday to pray the Rosary before Mass, Mass at 8:30 am followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Sacred Heart Novena.

FIRST SATURDAY: Next Saturday, 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 3:40 pm, before the start of the 4pm Mass.

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, learn about the permanent diaconate when Father John Grasing, Director of the Office for Deacons and Pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Chestertown, Maryland, will be interviewed. Also, we will meet two of the 15 men who will be ordained on August 7th, Matt Boyer and Richard  Kosior. Listen anytime at cdow.org/CatholicForum or search Catholic Forum on Apple, Spotify or iHeartRadio podcasts.

LET US PRAY: For Peace

Mary, Queen of Peace, save us all, who have so much
trust in you, from wars, hatred, and oppression. Make us
all learn to live in peace, and educate ourselves for
peace, do what is demanded by justice and respect the
rights of every person, so that peace may be firmly
established.  Amen.
(Pope John Paul II, 1920-2005)