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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, November 15
Click here for the week beginning Sunday, November 22
Much of the calendar information is also included in the weekly bulletin. Please note that scheduled events are subject to change.

2015 Advent & Christmas Schedule
Lessons and Carols - Sunday, December 6 at 500pm
Advent Reconciliation Service - Tuesday, December 15 at 700pm

Christmas and New Years' Mass Schedule:

Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 24

830am - Daily Mass
400pm - Church and Hall;
600pm Church; 800pm Church

Christmas Day
Friday, December 25

Midnight, 730am, 930am, 1130am

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Sunday - December 27

Regular Mass Schedule

New Year’s Eve - Mary Mother of God
Thursday - December 31

630am - Daily Mass; 830am – Daily Mass
500pm – Mary Mother of God

New Year’s Day — Mary Mother of God
Friday, January 1, 2016

730am, 930am, 1130am

Epiphany of the Lord
Sunday, January 3, 2016

Regular Mass Schedule

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

GIFT Women's Event - December 10
Ladies, join us on Thursday, December 10th from 7:00-8:30 pm for a presentation with wine and cheese featuring Pam Seymour, who will speak about the relationship between Elizabeth and Mary. Click on Adults... Adult Faith Sharing Groups on the menu at left for more information.

Window Installation Update
The first four windows - The Nativity, The Visitation, The Annunciation, and The Wedding Feast at Cana - were installed in August. Here is the timetable for the remaining window installations:
The Finding in the Temple and The Presentation (the remaining two windows in main Church)- Dec 1 & 2
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

PREP Reminders
Monday PREP: Class time is from 600 to 715pm. No classes on December 21 and December 28.
August PREP: The August PREP program will hold the second of four additional classes on Sunday, December 6 from 845 to 1015am.
June PREP: The June PREP program will hold the third of four additional classes on Sunday, January 10 from 845 to 1015am.
Consult your parent handbook or the PREP page on the website for more information.

Youth Dance Schedule for 2015-16
The middle school dance schedule for the remainder of 2015 and the first half of 2016 has been released. Dances will be held on Saturday, from 700pm to 1000pm in the St. Mary's hall on the following Saturdays in 2015:
Dec 19
Dates for 2016 are:
Jan 30, Mar 19, and May 21
Click on Youth... Middle School Dances for more information.

Monday Men's Group - Moved to Wednesday
Our Mens Discussion Group has moved to Wednesday nights. Join us for some faith enrichment and fellowship as we discuss a book relevant to our faith or a selected topic. Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 730 to 900pm in the St. John Room. We are currently reading and discussing the Pope's environmental encyclical - "Laudato Si".

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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