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Welcome to St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, a Community of Faith in the Roman Catholic Tradition.

It is our prayer that this web site will help you encounter Jesus, the Way, the Truth and the Life.

May the Lord bless you and your loved ones, and may your journey bring you into frequent contact with our loving God!

Parish Weekly Calendar
Click here for the week beginning Sunday, May 15
Click here for the week beginning Sunday, May 22

Much of the calendar information is also included in the weekly bulletin. Please note that scheduled events are subject to change.

50th Anniversary of Ordinations - May 21
Please join us for a special 1100am Mass on Saturday, May 21 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ordinations of Fathers Gerres, Kempski, Forester, and Pollard. Fathers Kempski and Pollard are former pastors at St. Marys. There will be light refreshments served in the St. Mary room after the Mass.

Summer Mass Schedule Begins May 28-29
We return to our summer weekend Mass schedule on Memorial Day Weekend and will follow this schedule through Labor Day weekend.

Saturday 5:00pm; Sunday 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am

Corpus Christi Procession - May 29
On Sunday, May 29th following the 1130am Mass, there will be an outdoor procession with the Blessed Sacrament. Hymns will be sung and the Rosary recited. Hot dogs, water ice, and drinks will be served following the procession compliments of the Knights of Columbus and the SMYLE youth group. Please join us!!!

PREP Updates
PREP registration for grades 1-8: Deadline for summer PREP was April 30. Due to lack of classroom space, we are at capacity for both our June and August sessions with a waitlist. We do have availability in our Monday evening PREP. We are grateful for all the adults who have volunteered to help us this summer.
Summer and school year PREP program calendars have been posted for 2016-17. Consult your parent handbook or the PREP page on the website for more information.

Summer Church Camp
Coming Soon…. Church Camp Registration
Please hold the date: July 18-22
Check back soon for more information

Attention: Teens Seeking Service Hours
You can find a list of opportunities for service hours through May has been posted on the SMYLE website. Click on Youth... Teens - SMYLE on the menu at left.

Teens: SMYLE Summer Camp - SOLD OUT
SMYLE will be taking 31 teens from our parish to Camp Veritas in Emmittsburg, Maryland from July 31 to August 6. What a great step forward for the young people in our parish! Click on Youth... Teens - SMYLE on the menu at left for more information.

Need a Ride???
Fellow Parishioners!!! Do you occasionally need a ride to Church for Mass or perhaps elsewhere? As one of the service organizations of our parish, The Knights of Columbus may be able to help. Contact Mike Bailey, Community Director for the council. His email is or his telephone is 302-540- 3200.

Window Installation Update
The first six windows - The Nativity, The Visitation, The Annunciation, and The Wedding Feast at Cana, The Finding in the Temple and The Presentation have been installed. Here is the timetable for the remaining window installations:
St. John the Evangelist (near tabernacle) - Apr/May 2016
St. Patrick (Chapel window) - Aug/Sep 2016
St. Mary of the Assumption (Choir Loft) - Dec 2016
Sacristy/Sanctuary (behind Altar) - TBA

Early Education Program (EEP)
For information on our EEP program,
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Music Ministry Website
The Music Ministry at St. Mary's has its own website
Click here to be redirected
For more information on St. Mary's Music Ministry, contact Michael Xavier Lundy, our Director of Music, at or (302) 239-7100 x16.

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St. Mary of the Assumption
7200 Lancaster Pike
Hockessin, DE 19707
Tel: (302)239-7100
Fax: (302)239-8219

Office Hours: Monday to Friday - 9am to 4pm
Office closed 12:30pm to 1:30pm for Lunch

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