7200 Lancaster Pike - Hockessin, Delaware 19707
Tel: (302) 239-7100 - Fax: (302) 239-8219
email: stmary@stmaryoftheassumption.com

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

Click here for the week beginning Sunday, October 16
Click here for the week beginning Sunday, October 23

PREP Updates: The PREP calendar for 2016-17 is posted on the PREP page. Click on Christian Formation Ministries... PREP on the menu at left.
Monday night PREP: Classes are from 600pm to 715pm.
June PREP: The second of four classes during the school year is Nov. 6 from 8:45 to 10:15am
August PREP: The second of four classes during the school year is Dec. 4 from 8:45 to 10:15am
~~ Consult your parent handbook or the PREP page on the website for more information.

Fatima Holy Hour: To celebrate the 100th Anniversary year of the Fatima Apparitions, a Holy Hour on the 13th of every month will be held from 9am to 10am following the 830am Mass. For more information, contact Ann at 302 494-4138. For more details on the Fatima story, go to www.wagusa.org
Holy Hour schedule - Mon 11/14 *, Tue 12/13, Fri 1/13, Mon 2/13, Mon 3/13, Wed 4/12 *, Fri 5/12 *, Tue 6/13, Thu 7/13, Mon 8/14 *, Wed 9/13, Fri 10/13 (special closing). Note that if the 13th falls on a Saturday, Sunday, Holy Day, or during Holy Week, it will be on the 12th or 14th as indicated by an asterisk *.

Basketball Signups - October 16, 23, and 30: Signups for girls and boys basketball for grades 4-12 will be held in the gathering space on 10/16, 10/23, and 10/30 after all Sunday masses. High school teams will be formed if there are enough players signed up. Please see the Youth... Athletics web page for more information and forms. or click here to go to the Athletics page

Phantom of the Opera - October 29: St. Mary of the Assumption Music Ministry presents the 1925 silent horror film starring Lon Chaney at 700pm with live organ music soundtrack performed by Michael Xavier Lundy. Enjoy an optional pre-show dinner at 600pm - $20 adults, $10 children - reservation required. Call the Parish Office at (302) 239-7100 x16 for reservations.

Middle School Dance - November 12: Please see the Youth... Middle School Dances web page for the complete schedule and for more information click here

SMYLE Teen Service and Activity Schedule: The 2016-17 calendar of service opportunities and activities for our SMYLE youth group has just been posted!!! Click here to go to the SMYLE youth ministry webpage

Interested in Becoming Catholic? If you or someone you know is interested in becoming Catholic, St. Mary's will be holding RCIA Inquiry Classes on Mondays from 6:00 to 7:30pm in the St. John room. RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Contact Deacon John at 239-7100 ext. 32 if interested.

WILCYA Young Adult Professional Group Catholic young adults in their 20s and 30s from the greater Wilmington-Newark area, single and married can connect for faith formation and fellowship through social, spiritual, and service activities. Click here to go the WILCYA website

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. You may contact him at mbaileypa@gmail.com or 302-540-3200.

Window Installation Update: The first eight windows - The Nativity, The Visitation, The Annunciation, The Wedding Feast at Cana, Finding Jesus in the Temple, The Presentation, St. John the Evangelist, and St. Patrcik have been installed. Here is the timetable for the remaining window installations:

St. Mary of the Assumption (Choir Loft) - Dec 2016
Sacristy/Sanctuary (behind Altar) - TBA

The Nativity

The Visitation

The Annunciation

The Wedding Feast

Finding Jesus in the Temple

The Presentation

St. John the Evangelist

St. Patrick

Click here for the window project information pamphet

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.

Memorial Day 2016
St. Patrick's Cemetery
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: 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

Corpus Christi Procession 2016

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. 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.

Tenebrae - Holy Week 2016

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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