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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, March 29
Much of the calendar information is also included in the weekly bulletin. Please note that scheduled events are subject to change.

Weather Related Cancellations
Please check here for weather related cancellations.

GIFT Women's Event - April 30
"Gift - Growing in Faith Together" presents speaker Carol Jensen and the topic "Seasons of Our Faith" from 700pm to 830pm in the St. Mary Room. Contact Sue Gow at 302-690-0268 or for more information.
Click here for the flier

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

St. Mary's Youth Dances
Our popular youth dances for students in grades 6-8 continue in 2015. Dances will be held on the following Saturdays in the social hall:
April 18, May 16
Click here for more information.

Walk to Easter
A Holy Week experience for children on Good Friday morning, April 3, 2014 from 830am to 1200 noon. Registration and consent forms are available in the parish office or can be downloaded below. Volunteers needed Adults and Youth 5th grade and above!!! Contact Maureen Manza at if you are interested in helping. Questions can also be directed to Sheila Meara at the Parish Office x17.
Registration Form
Consent Form

Lenten Organ Meditations - Wednesdays at 1230pm thru April 1

2015 Lent and Holy Week Flier

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion - Sunday, March 29
Regular Mass Schedule
Procession with Palms at the 1030am Mass
Tenebrae Service at 700pm
Tenebrae Service information

Diocesan Chrism Mass Monday, March 30 - at 700pm
Holy Cross Church, Dover DE

Holy Thursday Thursday, April 2
830am - Morning Prayer
730pm - Mass of the Lord's Supper
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 1000pm in the Chapel

Good Friday Friday, April 3
830am - Morning Prayer
830am to 1200pm - Walk to Easter (see below)
300pm - Service of the Lord's Passion
700pm - Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday Saturday, April 4
830am - Morning Prayer
1200pm - Blessing of Easter Food in the Coffee Run Room
800pm - Easter Vigil Mass - Celebrating the Sacraments of Initiation
Please note: No 500pm Mass

Easter Sunday Sunday, April 5
Regular Mass Schedule with an additional 900am and 1030am Mass in the Church Hall

Summer Church Camp Dates
Our summer camp program will be held from July 20 thru July 23 this year. More information will be available in the coming weeks.

SMYLE Youth Ministry (Teens)
SMYLE Summer Camp!!!
SMYLE will take a group to Camp Veritas in Emmittsburg MD this summer from July 26 thru August 1.
Registration deadline is March 5 and there are 20 total spots.
Click here for more information

SMYLE Tenebrae Service - March 29
Mark your calendars for March 29 at 700pm. Teen volunteers are needed as readers, altar servers, singing, setup, handouts, etc.
Click here for more information

Early Education Program (EEP)
For information,
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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