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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, April 20
Much of the calendar information is also included in the weekly bulletin. Please note that scheduled events are subject to change.

Youth Dance - April 26
The last 2013-2014 youth dance for students in grades 6-8 will be held in the church hall on Saturday, April 26. Dance is from 700pm to 1000pm. Parking lot will not open until 6:15pm. For further information click on Parish Life Ministries... Youth Ministry... Youth Dances.

Catholicism DVD Series - Coming April 29
If you are looking for further opportunities to enrich your faith after Lent and Easter, considering joining us as we watch and discuss the highly acclaimed "Catholicism" videos. The videos will be shown on Tuesday evenings from April 29 through May 27. For further information click on Parish Life Ministries... Adult Faith Sharing Groups

Women's Faith Sharing Event - April 30
The Women's Faith Sharing Group will be sponsoring the following event:

Wednesday, April 30 - Mary: A Mosaic of Joy
Guest Speaker: Sister Sheila Galligan, IHM

Events is free and will run from 700-830pm.
Click here for the flier

NEW! NEW! NEW! SMYLE Youth Ministry
EXCITING NEWS FOR OUR PARISH YOUTH!! Fr. Chris Coffiey has established a new parish program to engage our teens. Click on the link below to see Fr. Coffiey's letter to parents and youth about St. Mary's Youth League Events -- "SMYLE" -- PLEASE TAKE A LOOK!
Introducing SMYLE

To reach the SMYLE web page, click on Parish Life Ministries... Youth Ministry... St. Mary's Youth League Events

PREP Updates
Monday PREP: Please note that due to weather cancellations, the Monday schedule has been extended to include 4/28 and 5/5. The last Monday session is now May 5 from 615 to 730pm.
Registration for the 2014-15 school year is underway.

Summer Church Camp!!!
Sign up now to attend or to volunteer at this year's summer camp which runs July 14 thru July 18 from 900am to 1200 noon. Registration forms are available online and in the gathering space.
Click here for more info and forms...

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

Men's Monday Night Discussion Group
On April 28, from 700pm to 830pm, Dr. Mike Alexander will give a talk entitled "Society's Treatment of the Disabled" in the Chapel.

The Monday Men's meetings will discuss our Holy Father's newly released book, "The Joy of the Gospel" on the following Mondays:
May 5 (St. Mary Room), May 19 (Coffee Run Room),
June 9 (Coffee Run Room)

Meetings are held from 700 to 830pm. See the weekly bulletin or click on Parish Life Ministries... Adult Faith Sharing Groups for updates.



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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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