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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, January 31
Click here for the week beginning Sunday, February 7

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

Schedule Updates Due to Winter Weather
Check here for weather related updates.

Here are events that were rescheduled due to weather the weekend of Jan 23-24...
Confirmation Retreat scheduled for Sat, Jan. 23 was rescheduled for Sat, Feb. 20, 1:00-5:00pm

Ash Wednesday Mass Times
630am, 830am, 700pm

Knights of Columbus Fish Fries during Lent
The Knights of Columbus will sponsor fish fries on the following Fridays during Lent:
Feb 12, Feb 19, Feb 26, Mar 4, Mar 11, Mar 18
Dinner will be served in the Church hall from 500pm to 700pm, and entree prices range from $11 to $14, including two sides. For more information, see the weekly bulletin or contact Tony Gennusa at 302 998-3665.

Additional Confession Opportunities during Lent
Pope Francis has asked every parish to make extra time available for confessions during The Year of Mercy. We will be offering confession on the following Monday nights during Lent from 600 to 700pm in the Chapel:
Feb 15, Feb 22, Feb 29, Mar 7, Mar 14
There will also be a parish penance service on March 14 at 700pm.
No confessions on March 21 due to Chrism Mass in Dover.

Family Game Night - March 5
Join your fellow St. Mary's families for a FREE night of food, fun, and fellowship on Saturday, March 5 from 600 to 830pm. Families will enjoy pizza and beverages, then participate in games and other fun activities for children of all ages. More information to come! If you would like to help with this fun event, or would like to donate a door prize, please contact Dennis or Margaret Fish at (302) 234-8035 or

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. His email is or his telephone is 302-540- 3200.

Attention: Teens Seeking Service Hours
A list of opportunities for service hours from January through May has been posted on the SMYLE website. Click on Youth... Teens - SMYLE on the menu at left.

Teens: SMYLE Summer Camp
The SMYLE group will be returning to Camp Veritas this summer from July 31 through August 6. The camp is held at Summit Lake Camp located in Emmitsburg MD. Click on Youth... Teens - SMYLE on the menu at left for more information.

PREP Updates
Monday PREP: There will be no PREP on Monday, February 15 due to President's Day holiday.
August PREP: The August PREP program will hold the third of four additional classes on Sunday, February 7 from 845 to 1015am.
June PREP: The June PREP program will hold the last of four additional classes on Sunday, March 6 from 845 to 1015am.
Consult your parent handbook or the PREP page on the website for more information.

Living the Eucharist - Study Program for Lent
Signup now for a 6-week adult faith sharing program with fellow parishioners on Thursdays Feb 11, 18, and 25; Mar 3, 10, and 17. You may sign up for either a morning or evening session. Register by February 2nd.
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Early Education Program (EEP)
For information on our EEP program,
click here to be redirected to the EEP website

Youth Dance Schedule for 2015-16
Middle school dances will be held on Saturday, from 700pm to 1000pm in the St. Mary's hall on the following Saturdays in 2016:
Mar 19, May 21
Click on Youth... Middle School Dances for more information.

Window Installation Update
The first six windows - The Nativity, The Visitation, The Annunciation, and The Wedding Feast at Cana, The Finding in the Temple and The Presentation have been installed. Here is the timetable for the remaining window installations:
St. John the Evangelist (near tabernacle) - Apr/May 2016
St. Patrick (Chapel window) - Aug/Sep 2016
St. Mary of the Assumption (Choir Loft) - Dec 2016
Sacristy/Sanctuary (behind Altar) - TBA

Music Ministry Website
The Music Ministry at St. Mary's has its own website
Click here to be redirected
For more information on St. Mary's Music Ministry, contact Michael Xavier Lundy, our Director of Music, at or (302) 239-7100 x16.

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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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