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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 31
Much of the calendar information is also included in the weekly bulletin. Please note that scheduled events are subject to change.

Return to Fall/Winter Mass Schedule
We return to our regular mass schedule the weekend of September 6 and 7.
Saturday (no change) - 8:30am, 5:00pm Mass (Vigil)
Sunday - Masses 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, and 12 Noon.

Children's Liturgy of the Word Resumes September 7
Our Liturgy of the Word for children will resume 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.

Farewell to Shirley Madonna - September 6 and 7
Please stop by in the gathering space after Mass to thank Shirley Madonna for her many years of service, leadership, and beautiful music and to wish her well as she embarks on her retirement. For twelve fantastic seasons, Mrs. Madonna provided beautiful music for our liturgies along with numerous wedding, funerals and special occasion liturgies. We invite you to express your gratitude.

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

Fall SMYLE Youth Ministry Events (Teens)
The fall SMYLE schedule has just been released. For more information contact Fr. Coffiey. To sign up for an event, e-mail StMarySMYLE@gmail.com..
SMYLE Fall Events
To reach the SMYLE web page, click on Parish Life Ministries... Youth Ministry... Teens - SMYLE

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 music@stmaryoftheassumption.com or (302) 239-7100 x16.

Women's Faith Sharing Events
October 16 - "Loving with a Feminine Heart" - Guest Speaker: Heather Casper.
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.

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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