Students in grades 5-8 are eligible to participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as an altar server. Training for new servers is normally held in January with a form sent home to students. The commitment to serve is for one year and then students must re-commit. Interested students should contact the Parish Office.
The Athletic Association of St. Mary Delaware serves the students, parents, and parishioners of the St. Mary community (Parish, School, & PSR). For students, the Board endeavors to provide them with an opportunity for a positive athletic experience. Students in this program will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the game, develop their skills and experience team play, teamwork, sportsmanship, and Christian values. Students in grades 4-8 are eligible to participate in Diocesan Athletics. Please contact Carlos Perez (Athletic Director) or Crystal Bender (Athletic Assistant Director), with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Mary Brownie Girl Scouts is open to all girls in the parish in first, second, and third grades. The girls will learn basic first aid, visit a planetarium, and work on a variety of “try-it” badges. Field trips vary. All the troops participate in a Church Mass during Girl Scout Week. New troops begin in September but can be joined at any time. More information on this Parish run activity can be found here.
Cub Scout Pack 249 at St. Mary is available for students in the elementary grades. Middle School students then advance on to the Boy Scout program. Information is available here.
Students in grades 7-8 are invited to attend Bishop Watterson feeder school dances throughout the school year. These dances are hosted by the various feeder schools typically on Friday nights from 7-9:30 pm. St. Mary School hosts 1-2 dance per academic year. Only feeder school students in grades 7-8 are admitted to the dances and attendance is verified using yearbooks and school rosters in order to ensure a safe environment. Fliers are typically posted in the classrooms prior to each school’s dance. Guidelines for the feeder school dances can be found here.
Students in grades 8 assume the main roles of the drama of the Living Stations of the Cross by reenacting the Passion of Christ from The Last Supper to the Laying in the Tomb. All 8th graders typically participate and 7th grade students are used if necessary to fill remaining roles. Practices are held every Thursday after school from 2:30-4:30 for 8-10 weeks prior to the performance. The performance is held 1-2 weeks prior to Easter. 5th grade students are the singers for the Living Stations leading the school and Parish through the musical parts of the drama. The 5th graders normally practice on Friday’s from 1-2 pm during their Religion class prior to the performance. They are also required to attend the dress rehearsal after school.
St. Mary School has been educating Catholic children in Delaware County since 1885.