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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, August 17
Much of the calendar information is also included in the weekly bulletin. Please note that scheduled events are subject to change.

Summer Mass Schedule
Our Summer Mass schedule continues through Labor Day Weekend.
Saturday - 5:00pm Mass (Vigil)
Sunday - Masses 7:30am, 9:30am & 11:30am

Sustaining Hope for the Future Campaign
More information regarding our diocesan campaign will be shared during masses in the upcoming weeks. For more information about the campaign, please go to
Sustaining Hope link

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.

SMYLE Youth Ministry (Teens) - Beach Trip Aug. 21
SMYLE will be spending the day at Rehoboth Beach on Thursday, August 21. The trip is open to youth grades 8 thru 12. We will depart from St. Mary's at 10:00am and return around 8:00pm. If you plan to attend please register by email: For more information, please contact Father Coffiey at (302) 239-7100 ext. 24.
Introducing SMYLE
To reach the SMYLE web page, click on Parish Life Ministries... Youth Ministry... St. Mary's Youth League Events

Diocese of Wilmington Women's Conference - November 1
Join women of our diocese for a day that includes Mass, presentations, lunch, and inspirational music. The conference will be held at St. Joseph's Parish in Middletown DE, and the theme is "Be Who You Are and Be That Well". Conference Speaker, Johnnette Benkovic, is an author, retreat director, and developer of the internationally recognized Women of Grace Foundational Study Series.
More details will follow in the coming weeks and months. For additional information click on Adult Faith Sharing Groups web page under the Parish Life Ministries menu button at left, or contact Nancy Burke at 302 295-0667.

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 2013-2014 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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