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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, May 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 Returns May 24
Please note that we will begin following our summer mass schedule the weekend of May 24.
Saturday - 5:00pm Vigil Mass
Sunday - 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am

Childrens' Liturgy Summer Hiatus
The Childrens' Liturgy will resume on Sunday, September 13 at the 9:00am Mass.

Corpus Christi Procession - June 7
All are welcome to join in this wonderful and ancient tradition of the Church at the 1130am Mass. After Mass, join us for lunch outside the church sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the SMYLE Youth Group. Enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, and water ice!!!

Priests' Retirement Fund Collection
The week of May 16 and 17 at all masses, a special second collection was held for the Diocesan Priestsí Retirement Fund. Donations will be used to support the many fine priests who have dedicated their lives to service of the faithful of Delaware and Marylandís Eastern Shore. You can meet four of our retired priests; Fr. Raymond Forester, Msgr. Daniel McGlynn, Fr. Leonard Kempski and Fr. Edward Stork, and learn about their ministry on a short video:
Retired Priests's Ministry

Summer Church Camp - July 20-24
Don't delay! Registration is now open for the COOLEST week of summer. Our theme is "Everest: To Conquer Challenges with Godís Mighty Power". Register via the following link:
Registration Link
We also have forms on our website, in the Parish Office, and at the Church exits.
Camp Forms
Any questions, contact Silvana Pineda at 302-468-7204 or

PREP Reminders
Registration: Packets for Summer 2015 and 2015-16 School Year PREP have been mailed.

SMYLE Youth Ministry (Teens)
SMYLE Summer Events
Help is needed to spring clean a parishioner's yard. This is a great opportunity for service hours!
Setup and cleanup help is needed for the Corpus Christi Procession at St. Mary's on June 7th.
For more information or to sign up, please email SMYLE at

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

Music Ministry - New Website
The Music Ministry at St. Mary's has recently launched 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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