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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, December 14
Click here for the week beginning Sunday, December 21
Much of the calendar information is also included in the weekly bulletin. Please note that scheduled events are subject to change.

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 February 1, from 845am to 1015am.

Young Adult Christmas Events
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. A Christmas Party / Potluck Dinner will be held on Sunday, December 21 from 400 to 700pm in the rectory.
For more information see the parish bulletin or e-mail Lottie at smyppde@gmail.com or call Lisa at 239-7100.

Fall/Winter SMYLE Youth Ministry Events (Teens)
Sunday, December 21 from Noon to 400pm: Mass, social time, then bring some holiday cheer to senior citizens. For more information check out the SMYLE web page, by clicking on
Parish Life Ministries... Youth Ministry... Teens - SMYLE
Check out the SMYLE schedule of events below.
SMYLE Fall Events

2014 Advent & Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas and New Years' Mass Schedule:

Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 24th

8:30am - Daily Mass
4:00pm - Church and Hall;
6:00pm Church; 8:00pm Church

Christmas Day
Thursday, December 25th

Midnight, 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am

New Year’s Eve
Wednesday - December 31st

6:30am - Daily Mass; 8:30am – Daily Mass
5:00pm – Mary Mother of God

New Year’s Day — Mary Mother of God
Thursday, January 1, 2015

7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am

Music Ministry - New Website
The Music Ministry at St. Mary's has recently launched its own website
Click here to be redirected

For more information on St. Mary's Music Ministy, contact Michael Xavier Lundy, our Director of Music, at music@stmaryoftheassumption.com or (302) 239-7100 x16.

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

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.



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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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