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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 May 8/9

The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.

READINGS FOR THE WEEKEND:   https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/050921.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. Please prayerfully discern the gifts God has given you and consider being part of this ministry. 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. If you have any ability in this area, please contact our Communications Office at communications@saintpolycarp.org or call the office at 302-653-8279.

CAPACITY HAS BEEN REACHED for both Masses this weekend.

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

BLESSING OF MOTHERS will take place this weekend,  May 8th and 9th at both the 4:00 pm Mass and the 10:30 am Mass.

MOTHER’S DAY NOVENA OF MASSES: Express your love for a special mother, grandmother, godmother, mother-in-law, an expectant mother, or any woman who has played a motherly role in your life by enrolling them in the Mother’s Day Novena of Masses. You can remember any dear woman, living or deceased.  This is a wonderful way to show your love for the mothers and special women in your life. Envelopes are available at the doors of the Church.

THIS WEEKEND – 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!

THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD will be celebrated on the 7th Sunday of Easter, next weekend, May 15th and 16th.

VISIT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL to view the May Crowning and End-of-the-Year celebrations for PSR. https://www.youtube.com/c/StPolycarpSmyrnaDE

THE DIALOG: Read all about Bishop-elect William E. Koenig. Be sure to pick up a copy as you leave Mass this weekend.

MEMORIAL MASS: A Memorial Mass for Deacon Charlie will be celebrated on June 23, 2021 at 6:30pm. Let us continue to pray for the repose of his soul and for his loving family.

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. Pledge cards are available at the doors of the Church and in the black drop box under the portico.

STONES FAITH GARDEN: Please return your completed stone by May 23rd, Pentecost Sunday.  Please place your painted stone in the basket under the portico.  Each stone has its own special message! Our Maintenance Committee has prepared a beautiful area on campus where our stones will be on display to inspire everyone!  Thank you Maintenance Committee! Take a walk around our campus and see if you can find our Community Offered Vision Inspired by the Disease, STONES FAITH GARDEN. Haven’t heard about our Stones Faith Garden? Check out our video at https://youtu.be/7rB7atK3ohQ

INTERESTED IN MAKING NOTE CARDS? Our Columbiettes are inviting you to join in the fun on Wednesday, May 19th, at 10:00am 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  anna.skinz@gmail.com or Judy Lahey 302-535-3481  judithlahey@gmail.com to order or for more information.  ALL ORDERS must be placed and paid for by MAY 5th.

SHOE DRIVE: Girl Scout Troop 547 is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser from May 10 through June 25. The troop will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used, and new shoes collected.  Contact Tracie Bruno for pick up or drop off details. (302) 242-4150 or Troop0547@gmail.com. See the Bulletin for more information.

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/
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

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.

CATHOLIC FORUM/RELEVANT RADIO:  Saturdays at 1:30 pm on Relevant Radio 640. Tune in tomorrow, May 8, to hear coverage of the historic announcement of Bishop-elect William Koenig’s appointment as the 10th Bishop of Wilmington, including highlights of the news conference, Mass of Thanksgiving and more. Listen anytime at cdow.org/CatholicForum or search Catholic Forum on Apple, Spotify or iHeartRadio podcasts.


There is but one and only one,
Whose love will fail you never.
One who lives from sun to sun,
With constant fond endeavor.

There is but one and only one
On earth there is no other.
In heaven a noble work was done
When God gave us a Mother.

– Author Unknown