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:
Check back on Tuesday for the first weekly calendar of the new year.
Much of the calendar information is also included in the weekly bulletin.
Please note that scheduled events are subject to change.
Mass Times - Please Read: In response to the Refresh parish survey conducted in the fall, we moved to a new year-round
Sunday Mass schedule back in April. When Labor Day Weekend rolls around, we will still be following this new schedule.
Some Enchanted Evening - Thursday August 24th: Featuring four pianists playing four pianos and Italian
dinner catered by Trattoria di Napoli!!! Tickets are $35 for adults and $12 for students, and they will be sold after
Masses the weekend of Aug 19-20. RSVP by August 23. For more information or to purchase tickets
Please be aware that the volunteer link to the free version of SignUp Genius contains advertisements.
Our apologies for any distractions.
2017-18 Monday PREP Program - Starting September 11 The school year PREP program on Monday evenings will begin
on September 11. Classes are from 6:00 to 7:15pm. Registration for grades 1-8 are still being accepted through
August 18th. Click on Christian Formation Ministries... PREP at left for forms and information.
Fatima Holy Hour - September 13:
To celebrate the 100th Anniversary year of the Fatima Apparitions, a Holy Hour will be held on Weds. Sept. 13 and Fri. Oct. 13
from 9am to 10am following the 830am Mass. The October 13 Holy Hour will include a special closing. For more information, contact
Ann at 302 494-4138. For more details on the Fatima story, go to www.wafusa.org
For more details on our celebration activities,
St. Mary's Catholic Teen Ministry (CTM): St. Mary's CTM has released a new event schedule and some other important
information. To see the updates, on the menu at left, click on Youth... Teens - CTM
St. Mary's is now on Facebook!!! Check out our parish Facebook page for updates and LIKE us.
If you are searching for our page, type in St-Mary-of-the-Assumption-Church. Or simply click the Facebook logo below to go to our page.
Welcome Fr. Evers!! Our new Associate Pastor, Fr. Evers introduced himself at all Masses the weekend of July 1 and 2.
Please introduce yourself and welcome him.
Knights of Columbus Insurance: Did you know that as a member of the Knights of Columbus, you would be eligible
to purchase various types of insurance as well as some high interest rate annuities? For more information, click on one of the Knights of
Columbus links on the menu at left, under the Adults tab.
All Saints Catholic School Tuition Assistance & Enrollment:
A New Program to Benefit All It is with great pleasure that I share with you that our Annual Giving Campaign
has reached the projected goal in raising $20,000 in support of tuition for families in need in our school community.
These funds in addition to the assistance received through the Kremer Foundation and our diocesan Vision for the Future
tuition assistance funds allow us to offer almost $70,000 in tuition assistance. Unfortunately, this still falls short
of the financial needs our families have.
A Win-Win Opportunity: Last Summer, we received funding from a new source that allowed us to provide for families new to our school.
These funds have once again been secured but will be extended to current families who refer a new family to our school.
We have made great strides in our enrollment efforts for the 2017 - 2018 school year with approximately 25 new families registered.
Yet, we currently have openings in some of our classes. If a new family registers in our school over the summer months and names your
family as a reference, each family will receive an automatic $500 in tuition assistance. More assistance will be negotiated for families
with more than one child or with greater financial need.
Help Us to Help You as we strive to provide quality, Catholic education to all families who sincerely seek it for their children.
All Saints Catholic School
907 New Road
Wilmington, DE 19805
Girls Volleyball Signups: Registration for the St. Mary of the Assumption volleyball program
ended June 25. Practice begins August 14 and the season runs into early November. The program is
for girls in grades 4-8, but we are also checking to see if there is enough interest for a team for girls
in grades 9-12.
Congratulations Father Coffiey!!! Our beloved Father Chris Coffiey transferred to St. John the Beloved at
the end of June. We are very grateful for his presence and priestly ministry during the past four years. We ask God to bless him as
he continues to serve at St. John the Beloved.
Holy Week 2017: As the summit of our liturgical year, Holy Week is always a special time. Enjoy these photos!!!
Tenebrae Celebrants - Fr. Dillingham and Fr. Coffiey
Jesus in the Sanctuary
Parish Survey Results: Your input to the Parish Survey conducted last fall was greatly appreciated!!
The "Refresh" project team has been formed in response to the survey. The common themes that emerged from the survey were
presented in information sessions the weekend of March 25-26, along with initial plans to address them.
A copy of the slides and a volunteer signup form may be downloaded below.
Seeking Basketball Coaches for 2017-18 Season: St. Mary's Athletic Dept. is looking for adults, ages 18 & up,
to coach Instructional Basketball for the 2017/2018 season. Players are boys & girls, ages 9-14, grades
4th thru 8th, Coaching experience preferred, but not necessary. Level of play is the "O" , or "Div. III" in
the CYM league. The season runs from early December thru mid-March and consists of 10 games, 2 practice
sessions per week, and 1 paid-for tournament of choice for the team. Applicants will have to complete CYM
Background Check, Coaches Training, and Diocesan Covenants. If interested, please contact Dave Lazear,
Athletic Director @ 302-740-1202 or email@example.com.
Early Education Program Enrollment for 2017-18:
Registration for the 2017-18 School Year closed on February 10.
Check back for information on additional openings if they become available.
Please contact Karen Rombach call for more information at 302-239-7100 ext. 34.
Or Click here to go to the EEP website
Legion of Mary - New Web Page:
Check out the colorful and informative new web page for the Legion of Mary.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-540-3200.
Window Installation Update:
The first nine windows - The Nativity, The Visitation, The Annunciation, The Wedding Feast at
Cana, Finding Jesus in the Temple, The Presentation, St. John the Evangelist, St. Patrick,
and the Assumption of Mary have been installed.
The installation date of the Sacristy/Sanctuary windows behind the Altar is TBD.
March for Life: Parishoners from St. Mary of the Assumption participated in the annual
March for Life in Washington DC on January 27.
Click here to watch the video
March for Life
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
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.