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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, December 14
Much of the calendar information is also included in the weekly bulletin. Please note that scheduled events are subject to change.

PREP Reminders
June PREP: The next Sunday class for the June PREP program will be held on Sunday January 11, from 845am to 1015am.
August PREP: The next Sunday class for the August PREP program will be held on Sunday February 1, from 845am to 1015am.

Women's Faith Sharing
The faith Sharing group is holding an evening session on Monday, December 15. Come join us for a prayerful way to explore your faith journey through the reading and reflection of the Gospels. Meetings are held from 7:15pm to 8:15pm in the Chapel. Contact Eileen Gaus 302-234-0342 or for further information. Walk-ins welcome!

December 17 Video Night
Videos from the acclaimed "Catholicism" series by Father Robert Barron will be shown on Wednesday, December 17 from 630pm to 830pm in St. Mary Room. We will show videos about the Mystery of God and a World without End.
For more information, click on Parish Life Ministries... Adult Faith Sharing Groups.

Young Adult Christmas Events
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. A Christmas Party / Potluck Dinner will be held on Sunday, December 21 from 400 to 700pm in the rectory.
For more information see the parish bulletin or e-mail Lottie at or call Lisa at 239-7100.

Fall/Winter SMYLE Youth Ministry Events (Teens)
Sunday, December 21 from Noon to 400pm: Mass, social time, then bring some holiday cheer to senior citizens. For more information check out the SMYLE web page, by clicking on
Parish Life Ministries... Youth Ministry... Teens - SMYLE
Check out the SMYLE schedule of events below.
SMYLE Fall Events

2014 Advent & Christmas Schedule

Advent Reconciliation Service
Tuesday, December 16 at 7:00pm

Christmas and New Years' Mass Schedule:

Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 24th

8:30am - Daily Mass
4:00pm - Church and Hall;
6:00pm Church; 8:00pm Church

Christmas Day
Thursday, December 25th

Midnight, 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am

New Year’s Eve
Wednesday - December 31st

6:30am - Daily Mass; 8:30am – Daily Mass
5:00pm – Mary Mother of God

New Year’s Day — Mary Mother of God
Thursday, January 1, 2015

7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am

Early Education Program - New Website
St. Mary's EEP has recently launched its own website.
Click here to be redirected to the EEP website

Sustaining Hope for the Future Campaign
The campaign is going strong. If you have not returned your pledge card, please do so. For more information about the campaign, please go to
Sustaining Hope link
Sustaining Hope for the Future - Kickoff Letter

Next Youth Dance - March 28
Our popular youth dances continue in 2015. Dances will be held on the following Saturdays in the social hall:
March 28, April 18, May 16

Dances are for students in grades 6-8.
Click on Parish Life Ministries... Youth Ministry... Youth Dances for more information.

Music Ministry - Children and Youth Choirs
Our music ministry is pleased to offer the following opportunities for children and youth, "The Saint Mary’s Choirs of Angels". As St. Augustine said, "Singing is praying twice", and we encourage all youth to check out this wonderful form of prayer and service.
Arch Angel Choir: 2nd Grade through 5th Grade
Rehearsals – Sundays, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cherubim Choir: 6th Grade – 8th Grade
Rehearsals – Fridays, 7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Seraphim Choir: 9th Grade – 12th Grade
Rehearsals – Mondays, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Rainbow Bell Ringers: Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Rehearsals – Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
For more information, 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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