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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, April 13
Click here for the week beginning Sunday, April 20
Much of the calendar information is also included in the weekly bulletin. Please note that scheduled events are subject to change.

Lenten Schedule

Thursday, April 17 - Holy Thursday
830am - Morning Prayer
730pm - Mass of the Lord's Supper
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 1000pm in the Chapel

Friday, April 18 - Good Friday
830am - Morning Prayer
830am to 1200pm - Walk to Easter (see below)
300pm - Service of the Lord's Passion
700pm - Stations of the Cross

Saturday, April 19 - Holy Saturday
830am - Morning Prayer
1200pm - Blessing of Easter Food in the St. Mary Room
800pm - Easter Vigil Mass - Celebrating the Sacraments of Initiation
Please note: No 500pm Mass

Sunday, April 20 - Easter Sunday
Regular Mass Schedule with an additional 900am and 1030am Mass in the Church Hall

Walk to Easter: A Holy Week experience for children on Good Friday morning, April 18, 2014 from 830am to 1200 noon

Stations of the Cross: Fridays at 700pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturdays from 330pm to 430pm thru April 12

NEW! NEW! NEW! SMYLE Youth Ministry
EXCITING NEWS FOR OUR PARISH YOUTH!! Fr. Chris Coffiey has established a new parish program to engage our teens. Click on the link below to see Fr. Coffiey's letter to parents and youth about St. Mary's Youth League Events -- "SMYLE" -- PLEASE TAKE A LOOK!
Introducing SMYLE

To reach the SMYLE web page, click on Parish Life Ministries... Youth Ministry... St. Mary's Youth League Events

PREP Updates
Monday PREP: Please note that due to weather cancellations, the Monday schedule has been extended to include 4/28 and 5/5. The last Monday session is now May 5 from 615 to 730pm.
Registration for the 2014-15 school year is underway.

Walk to Easter - Good Friday, April 18
A Holy Week experience for children on Good Friday morning, April 18, 2014 from 830am to 12 noon. Children in preschool through 4th grade are invited to take a walk with Jesus. The walk traces the steps of Jesus during Holy Week, from Palm Sunday to Easter. The children will experience the mysteries of our faith. This will be a special time of storytelling, music, food, and art as they ?Walk to Easter.? Parents are encouraged to join their children on the Walk.

The cost for this event is $5 per family. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Registration forms can be downloaded below or you can pick one up at the parish office or from Sheila Meara, dre@stmaryoftheassumption. Volunteers are also needed (adults & youth 5th GR and above). Volunteers can contact Robyn Correale at (302) 235-7264 and/or fill out that portion of downloadable registration form.
Registration Form
Consent Form

Summer Church Camp!!!
Sign up now to attend or to volunteer at this year's summer camp which runs July 14 thru July 18 from 900am to 1200 noon. Registration forms are available online and in the gathering space.
Click here for more info and forms...

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

Catholicism DVD Series - Coming April 29
If you are looking for further opportunities to enrich your faith after Lent and Easter, considering joining us as we watch and discuss the highly acclaimed "Catholicism" videos. For further information click on Parish Life Ministries... Adult Faith Sharing Groups

Men's Monday Night Discussion Group
On April 28, from 700pm to 830pm, Dr. Mike Alexander will give a talk entitled "Society's Treatment of the Disabled" in the Chapel.

The Monday Men's meetings will discuss our Holy Father's newly released book, "The Joy of the Gospel" on the following Mondays:
May 5 (St. Mary Room), May 19 (Coffee Run Room),
June 9 (Coffee Run Room)

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

Youth Dance - April 26
The last 2013-2014 youth dance for students in grades 6-8 will be held in the church hall on Saturday, April 26. Dance is from 700pm to 1000pm. Parking lot will not open until 6:15pm. For further information click on Parish Life Ministries... Youth Ministry... Youth Dances.

Women's Faith Sharing Events
The Women's Faith Sharing Group will be sponsoring the following event:

Wednesday, April 30 - Mary: A Mosaic of Joy
Guest Speaker: Sister Sheila Galligan, IHM

Events are free and will run from 700-830pm. More details to follow.

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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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