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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, November 23
Much of the calendar information is also included in the weekly bulletin. Please note that scheduled events are subject to change.

Advent Music Program - Sunday, November 30
St. Mary's Ministry of Music will present "The Festival of Lessons and Carols for the Season of Advent" on Sunday, November 30 at 500pm in the Church. For more information, open the flier at the link below.
There will also be a dinner after the event. Please contact the Director of Music, Michael Lundy to make dinner reservations and for further information.
Lessons and Carols Flier

Women's Faith Sharing
The Womens's Faith Sharing group will host a presentation from Christine Wittman entitled "Getting what you Really Want for Christmas" from 700pm to 830pm on Wednesday, December 3. Please contact Sue Gow for further information 302-690-0268.
Click here for event flier

The faith Sharing group is also running an evening session on Mondays in December - 12/1, 12/8, and 12/15. Come join us for a prayerful way to explore your faith journey through the reading and reflection of the Gospels. Meetings are held from 7:15pm to 8:15pm in the Chapel. Contact Eileen Gaus 302-234-0342 or emgaus@comcast.net for further information. Walk-ins welcome!

Video Nights in December
Videos from the acclaimed "Catholicism" series by Father Robert Barron will be shown on Thursday, December 4 and Wednesday, December 17 from 630pm to 830pm in St. Mary Room. On December 4 we will show videos about the Saints and Prayer Life, and on December 17 we will show videos about the Mystery of God and a World without End.
The video "Mary of Nazareth" will be shown on Tuesday, December 9 from 630pm to 930pm in the St. Mary Room. All adults are welcome.
For more information, click on Parish Life Ministries... Adult Faith Sharing Groups.

Early Education Program - New Website
St. Mary's EEP has recently launched its own website.
Click here to be redirected to the EEP website

Sustaining Hope for the Future Campaign
The campaign is going strong. If you have not returned your pledge card, please do so. For more information about the campaign, please go to
Sustaining Hope link
Sustaining Hope for the Future - Kickoff Letter

PREP Reminders
June PREP: The next Sunday class for the June PREP program will be held on Sunday January 11, from 845am to 1015am.
August PREP: The next Sunday class for the August PREP program will be held on Sunday December 7, from 845am to 1015am.

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 StMarySMYLE@gmail.com..
SMYLE Fall Events
To reach the SMYLE web page, click on Parish Life Ministries... Youth Ministry... Teens - SMYLE

Next Youth Dance - March 28
Our popular youth dances continue in 2015. 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 music@stmaryoftheassumption.com or (302) 239-7100 x16.

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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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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