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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 17
Click here for the week beginning Sunday, July 24

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

Summer Mass Schedule
We are now following our summer weekend Mass schedule through Labor Day weekend.

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

Football Registration
Registrations are still being accepted for football. For the football registration form, please click on Youth... Athletics on the menu on the left side of this page.
Equipment will be handed out on August 14 in the church hall as follows: JV Handouts 12:00 to 1:00pm and Varsity Handouts 1:00 to 2:00pm.
First day of practice is August 15 from 5:45pm to 8:00pm.

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 our 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.

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

The Nativity

The Visitation

The Annunciation

The Wedding Feast

The Finding

St. John the Evangelist

The Presentation

Memorial Day 2016
St. Patrick's Cemetery
Memorial Day 2016: A prayer service was celebrated at St. Patrick's Cemetery, including the blessing of a new marker with all the names of those buried in unmarked graves.
The Knights of Columbus Color Guard was on hand to honor the deceased. Click on the link at left to St. Patrick's Cemetery for more information about the cemetery.

Knights of Columbus
Color Guard

Corpus Christi Procession 2016
Corpus Christi Procession: Corpus Christi is a beautiful tradition that celebrates the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Celebrated at St. Mary's on May 29, 2016, the outdoor procession with the Blessed Sacrament followed the 11:30 AM Mass.
The procession includes singing of hymns and recitation of Divine Praises. For a slideshow of the 2015 Corpus Christi procession Click here

Tenebrae Service: Celebrated on Good Friday in 2016, this para-liturgical devotion dates back to the 5th century. Tenebrae means "Shadows/Darkness". As part of this service, the lights are dimmed and candles are extinguished.

Tenebrae - Holy Week 2016
It is a beautiful and moving devotion that helps us as Catholics call to mind Jesus' Suffering, Passion, and Death for us, especially during Lent.

Early Education Program (EEP)
For information on our EEP program,
click here to be redirected to the EEP website

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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