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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, October 19
Much of the calendar information is also included in the weekly bulletin. Please note that scheduled events are subject to change.

Children's Liturgy of the Word
Our Liturgy of the Word for children has resumed at 9:00am Mass. Children are called forward and led to a meeting room to here God's word in a manner appropriate to their age level. We encourage children Kindergarten ages and younger to join us.

St. Mary's Basketball Sign Ups
Basketball signups for boys and girls grades 3 thru 12 will be held after each Mass in the gathering space on the following Sundays: October 12, October 19, and October 26. Tryouts and team selection will be held the weeks of November 3 and November 10. Forms and information will be available on the website shortly.

Sustaining Hope for the Future Campaign
Information regarding our diocesan campaign was shared during masses the weekend of October 4 and 5. If you did not pick up your campaign packet, volunteers will be in the gathering space after most weekend masses on October 18/19 and October 25/26. Please pick up your packet to save the parish the cost of mailing it to you. For more information about the campaign, please go to
Sustaining Hope link
Sustaining Hope for the Future - Kickoff Letter

Women's Faith Sharing Evening Sessions
The Women’s Faith Sharing group is running a six week evening session. Come join us for a prayerful way to explore your faith journey through the reading and reflection of the Gospels. The series runs through November 3 and meetings are held from 7:15pm to 8:15pm (location varies - see link below). Walk-ins welcome!
Click here for more information

Women's Faith Sharing Events
November 1 - Diocese of Wilmington Women's Conference.
For additional information click on Adult Faith Sharing Groups web page under the Parish Life Ministries menu at left.

Fall SMYLE Youth Ministry Events (Teens)
Check out the fall SMYLE schedule of events. For more information contact Fr. Coffiey. To sign up for an event, e-mail
SMYLE Fall Events
To reach the SMYLE web page, click on Parish Life Ministries... Youth Ministry... Teens - SMYLE

Next Youth Dance - March 28
The 2014-15 youth dance schedule has been released. Dances will be held on the following Saturdays in the social hall:
March 28, April 18, May 16
Dances are for students in grades 6-8.
Click on Parish Life Ministries... Youth Ministry... Youth Dances for more information.

Music Ministry - Children and Youth Choirs
Our music ministry is pleased to offer the following opportunities for children and youth, "The Saint Mary’s Choirs of Angels". As St. Augustine said, "Singing is praying twice", and we encourage all youth to check out this wonderful form of prayer and service.
Arch Angel Choir: 2nd Grade through 5th Grade
Rehearsals – Sundays, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cherubim Choir: 6th Grade – 8th Grade
Rehearsals – Fridays, 7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Seraphim Choir: 9th Grade – 12th Grade
Rehearsals – Mondays, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Rainbow Bell Ringers: Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Rehearsals – Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
For more information, contact Michael Xavier Lundy, our Director of Music, at or (302) 239-7100 x16.

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 2014-2015 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

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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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