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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, July 20
Much of the calendar information is also included in the weekly bulletin. Please note that scheduled events are subject to change.

Summer Mass Schedule
Our Summer Mass schedule continues through Labor Day Weekend.
Saturday - 5:00pm Mass (Vigil)
Sunday - Masses 7:30am, 9:30am & 11:30am

Diocesan Healing Mass - August 1
The Diocese of Wilmington’s quarterly Healing Mass will be held on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption. Father Dillingham will be preside and give the homily. The Diocesan Healing Mass features a reserved seating area for the aged and infirmed and ushers are available to provide assistance if needed. St. Mary of the Assumption is handicapped accessible.Additionally, Father Dillingham will go into the congregation to bless those in the reserved seating area, and prayer teams will also visit all who cannot come forward to the altar for prayers. Confessions will be heard after Mass. All are welcome.

Music Ministry Meeting - August 2
There will be a music ministry meeting on Saturday, August 2 at 600pm in the St. Mary Room to discuss the 2014-15 liturgical year.
Music Ministry Meeting info

Celebrate the Feast of the Assumption - August 15
St. Mary's will celebrate the Feast of the Assumption in a special way. Join us for 700pm Mass on Friday, August 15 followed by ice cream, cookies, and beverages in the St. Mary room as we watch a 50-minute video about Mary by Father Robert Barron. Refreshments provided by the Knights of Columbus.
Feast of the Assumption info

SMYLE Youth Ministry Events
For more information, please contact Father Coffiey at (302) 239-7100 ext. 24.
Introducing SMYLE
To reach the SMYLE web page, click on Parish Life Ministries... Youth Ministry... St. Mary's Youth League Events
Click here for more info and forms...

Please Welcome Michael Lundy
St. Mary's welcomes our new Director of Liturgical Music, Michael Lundy. You can read a special message from him on our Ministry Schedule page
Music Ministry
Thank you to Shirley Madonna, who retired recently from this position, for her many years of service, leadership, and beautiful music.

Diocese of Wilmington Women's Conference - November 1
Join women of our diocese for a day that includes Mass, presentations, lunch, and inspirational music. The conference will be held at St. Joseph's Parish in Middletown DE, and the theme is "Be Who You Are and Be That Well". Conference Speaker, Johnnette Benkovic, is an author, retreat director, and developer of the internationally recognized Women of Grace Foundational Study Series.
More details will follow in the coming weeks and months. For additional information click on Adult Faith Sharing Groups web page under the Parish Life Ministries menu button at left, or contact Nancy Burke at 302 295-0667.

Early Education Program
EEP offers a variety of half day options for toddlers through Pre-K children. Our program has achieved the highest possible rating, star level 5, in Delaware Stars, a voluntary accreditation program.
We still have openings in our three-year old and PRE-K classes for the current 2013-2014 school year.
Registration forms are available on the website and in the office.
Click here for more info...

St. Mary's Young Professionals Project (SMYPP)
St. Mary’s Young Professionals Project (SMYPP) is a ministry seeking to re-establish a young identity in the Church. SMYPP exists to meet the social, spiritual and intellectual needs of young adults ages 21-35 open to the values of the Catholic Church while serving a larger community. For further information click on Parish Life Ministries... SMYPP

Men's Monday Night Discussion Group
The Monday Men's meetings will discuss our Holy Father's newly released book, "The Joy of the Gospel" on the following Mondays:
August 4 (St. Mary Room)
August 18 (St. Mary Room)


Meetings are held from 700 to 830pm. See the weekly bulletin or click on Parish Life Ministries... Adult Faith Sharing Groups for updates.



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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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