Phone:  302-227-4550  Email:  serbde@comcast.net


Back by popular demand, we are  offering OPLATKI (Christmas wafers) available for purchase at the parish office. You are invited to take one, bring it home and then share it with your family on Christmas Eve. The wafer is a special way to commemorate the past with the present and remember your loved ones both near and far. Suggested donation is $3.00 but not required.

The tradition of OPLATKI originated in Poland during Early Christian times. This Christmas custom began with a simple white wafer, baked from flour and water. The wafers are wonderfully designed to display Christmas images such as the Nativity. The Oplatki are enjoyed by families, typically right before the Christmas Eve meal. The entire family gathers around the table with the Oplatki. Generally the eldest member of the family will begin the ritual by breaking off a piece of the wafer and passing it to the other family members with a blessing. The blessing can simply consist of what you desire for your loved one in the upcoming year.

The significance of the Oplatki Christmas wafer is that it shadows the Eucharistic Meal that Catholics participate in each Mass. Just as we share in the Eucharist as one family in Christ and receive Christ’s love through the Eucharist, the Oplatki allows for one’s immediate family to come together and share the love they have for one another.  More information about the traditions of the Oplatki Christmas wafer may be found by clicking here.


Parish Penance Service:  Thursday, December 21st in Church.

Christmas Mass Schedule:

Sunday, December 24th:  4:00 pm in Church; 4:00 pm in the Hall; 6:00 pm in Church; 12:00 midnight in Church.  The midnight Mass will be preceded, beginning at 11:30 pm, by the choir leading the congregation in the singing of Christmas Carols.

Monday, December 25th:  8:30 am in Church; 10:30 am in Church.

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Mass Schedule:

Sunday, December 31st:  4:00 pm in Church.

Monday, January 1st:  8:30 am in Church; 10:30 am in Church.

Mass Times

Daily Mass in Church:
8:30 a.m. Mon. - Sat. year round.

Saturday Evening in Church:
4:00 p.m. year round.

Sunday in Church:
7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. year round.

Parish Penance Service: Thursday, December 21st in Church.

Christmas Mass Schedule:
Sunday, December 24th: 4:00 pm in Church; 4:00 pm in the Hall; 6:00 pm in Church; 12:00 midnight in Church. The midnight Mass will be preceded, beginning at 11:30 pm, by the choir leading the congregation in the singing of Christmas Carols.
Monday, December 25th: 8:30 am in Church; 10:30 am in Church.

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Mass Schedule:
Sunday, December 31st: 4:00 pm in Church.
Monday, January 1st: 8:30 am in Church; 10:30 am in Church.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(except holidays)
Phone: 302-227-4550
Email: serbde@comcast.net

Physical address for GPS:
401 King Charles Ave. (Church)
407 King Charles Ave. (Education & Social Center/Hall)
409 King Charles Ave. (Office)
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

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