Welcome From Our Pastor,
Rev. John C. Baker

Welcome to The Basilica of Saint Mary Star of the Sea. You are invited to pray in the historic grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, to adore the Blessed Sacrament in the “New Beginnings Chapel” and to visit our Gift Shop. We thank you for your contributions for the vast needs of our Basilica, School, and Parish Outreach. If you are a new parishioner, you are invited to stop by the Rectory to register and let us know how we may be of service to you. For information on the Basilica and a complete walking tour of the grounds, visit our Web App at bsmkw.com on your mobile device or click on the tab above. Self-guided tour of the Basilica pamphlets is available at the entrance of the Basilica





The schedule of Masses for Ash Wednesday will be:

7:30 am

12:00 noon

2:00 pm  (with Basilica School Students)

5:30 pm,  6:30 pm (with Religious Educations Classes)

         7:30 pm ( in Spanish)


 During the Season of Lent there will be two daily Masses:

7:30 am (Monday—Saturday) &12:00 Noon ( Monday–Friday)


Fridays at 6:00 pm in the Basilica

Fridays at 7:00 pm in the Basilica in Spanish

NEW Lenten Faith Formation Programs Starting!


shoppingLenten VIDEO Series: Wednesday Evenings
Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues 

with Fr. Robert Barron

Pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony and lust: these “seven deadly sins” are patterns of dysfunction that keep us separated from God and ultimately lead to unhappiness. Join us as we embark on Fr. Robert Barron’s exploration of these seven sinful patterns and also learn how practicing countervailing virtues can break the cycle of sin.
Wednesday Evenings at 6:30 PM (3/8/17 – 4/12/17) in the Mary Immaculate Room of the Klaus Murphy Center.


For more information contact: Brenda Callahan at (410) 703 8211 or bcallahan@stmarykeywest.com



PopeFutureofPlanetLenten Book Discussion Group: Monday Evenings 
Laudato Si: On Care For Our Common Home

with Pope Francis

On Care for our Common Home is the English name of Pope Francis’ recent Encyclical, Laudato Si’ (or in English, Praise Be to You). It draws its name from St. Francis’ Canticle of the Creatures and reminds us that the earth is our common home; we must care for it tenderly.Pope Francis has called the entire world to take action to embrace what he calls “ecological conversion.”  What impact might this document have on the daily life of someone who wishes to seriously what the Pope is saying? Join us and find out!

Monday Evenings at 5:30 PM (3/6/17 – 4/10/17) in the Mary Immaculate Room of the Klaus Murphy Center.

The Book and Reading Guide can be purchased online at Amazon.com.

For more information contact: Brenda Callahan at (410) 703 8211  bcallahan@stmarykeywest.com



Fri., April 7  7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Sat., April 8, 8:00 am-3:00 pm4:30 pm to 5:30 pm


Parish Meetings and Events

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    Bereavement (Grief Support)

    BEREAVEMENT MEETINGS If you are working your way through the grieving process from the death of a spouse, parent, child, sibling or friend, be reminded that grief support meetings are available to you every Thursday at 7:15 pm in the St. Francis Room of the Klaus Murphy Center. All bereaved are invited to receive support. 


    Friday Fish Frys

    The Knights of Columbus and The Basilica School will be serving their Fish Fry Dinner on the following Fridays: Feb.24th, March 3rd, 10th, and 24th (skipping 3/17 due to Spring Break) . All proceeds benefit The Basilica School. Come and enjoy delicious baked or fried fish, conch fritters, pasta salad and dessert.  Dinner is $12 for adults and $6 for children. Special family pricing is available. Please enter through the Stations Garden. Come out and enjoy the fun!

    From 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM

    At Mary Immaculate Room, Klaus-Murphy Center


    BUNCO with the Catholic Daughters

    Cost $10.00 per person for food. Ziti along with salad and finger foods will be served. Drinks $1.00-$3.00. Proceeds are used to support parish ministries, including scholarships for the Basilica School, as well as for local charities. For more information please contact one of our members or Lana Jabour at 305-942-6905.

    From 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM

    At Mary Immaculate Room, Klaus-Murphy Center


    Clases de Catecismo en Español (RCIA: Spanish)

    Clases de Catecismo en Español comenzará el 25 de septiembre a las 11:00 en la sala de San Francisco del centro de Klaus-Murphy. Formularios de inscripción se encuentran en la Rectoría. Para más información por favor llame a la Rectoría al (305)294-1018.



    Scouts meet here at St. Mary’s on Monday evenings. The Cub Scouts meet from 5:30 to 6:30 in the Mary Immaculate Room of the Klaus Murphy Center and the Boy Scouts meet at Saint Theresa from 6:30 to 8 pm. For more information, call Mike Arnett at 808-230-6255.


    Centering Prayer

    This group meets Monday mornings at 10:45 AM in the home of Jane Worth who is a long time parishioner and well trained in facilitating this particular form of prayer. For more information, please contact Jane Worth at 305 393 4335 or email her directly at jworth4@bellsouth.net.

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