Welcome From Our Pastor,
Rev. John C. Baker

Welcome to The Basilica of Saint Mary Star of the Sea. You are welcome 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 are available at  the entrance of the Basilica. 

 

THE SACRAMENT OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONeucharist

On Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. seventy-two young people will receive The Sacrament of First Holy Communion First Communion Rehearsal will be on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the Basilica. Do not go to school, go directly to Basilica. Parents please attend with your child.Please pray for these young people and for their families that they will discover the joy of God’s grace through this Sacrament.
 


(2015) Blessing Javier

HOLY SPIRIT SISTERS HOUSEWARMING PARTY

Pentecost Sunday May 15th

2:00 TO 4:00 pm

In Sacred Heart Hall

with Light Fare Provided

Gather with us, as a community of faith, to warm the Holy Spirit Sisters new residence located in the new Klaus Murphy Center. With the “fire” of our Love we hope to show these holy women the depth of our appreciation for their dedicated service to our community.
Housewarming gifts are most appreciated. To assist you in gift selection and delivery we have registered the Sisters at Bed Bath&Beyond; however, please know these items are merely suggestions and all gifts are deeply appreciated. If you are unable to attend the event, gifts can be shipped directly (free shipping is provided for gifts over $25). If you plan on attending, we ask that you please bring your gift with you to the event.
 
PLEASE RSVP to the event at ONE of the sites listed below:
 
To RSVP by Phone or Email:
Brenda Callahan at 410 703 8211 or email bcallahan@stmarykeywest.com
 
To RSVP to the Housewarming Party on Event Brite:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/housewarming-for-the-holy-spirit-sisters-tickets-24481574047    
 
To RSVP to the Housewarming Party on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/112399929159705/
 
Here is a link to Sign up Genius if you would like to Volunteer.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b44aaa92da6f94-theholy
 
Here is the link to Bed Bath and Beyond for gifts:
http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/page/Registry
Enter First Name: Marietha Last Name: Kimaro
 
 
 

 

CONVENT/RENEWAL CENTER UPDATES

Goals & vision
CHANGE IN TRAFFIC PATTERN OF WINDSOR LANE PARKING LOTS                                                                                                                                 

We have recently completed the striping of both parking lots off of Windsor Lane and there are now identifiable traffic patterns as well as no parking fire lanes. Please observe the directional arrows, veering right upon entering the back lot facing Sacred Heart Hall and following the pattern around the lot to exit properly. Please use caution when entering and exiting the lot.

Parking spaces have been striped to provide for greater order and the convenience of all. Please do not park outside of the parking spaces. Overflow parking may take place along the back wall facing Amelia Street. Please do not park in the traffic lanes. Handicap spaces will be marked within the month.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

PERPETUAL ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT DURING CONSTRUCTION

For the convenience of all adorers, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for all hours now takes place in the New Beginnings Chapel. The New Beginnings Chapel is the second building on the right as you enter through the gate of the back parking lot that is the entrance to the rear of the Basilica School and Sacred Heart Hall.

Again, thank you for your cooperation during this capital renovation project.

God bless you for your witness of faith.

RELOCATION OF RENEWAL CENTER MEETINGS & MINISTRIES

As of Friday, August 14th 2015, all prayer, faith formation, and ministerial groups have vacated the Renewal Center to make way for the renovation of the Convent/Renewal Center.

Please see the menu tabs along the top of this page to locate where your particular group is now meeting

OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS:
  • The Sisters of the Holy Spirit have also vacated the Convent and have been accommodated by a generous family in their Key Haven home. 
  • Hansen and Bringle Cabinets will be disassembling and storing the curio cabinets.  Their contents along with photographs will be stored in a climate controlled storage facility for safe keeping. Other pictures will be displayed throughout the Basilica School where students, faculty and visitors may enjoy them. The furniture, fixtures and equipment have been placed in a s storage container located near The Sacred Heart Hall.

 

May we give thanks to God for the positive collaboration of parishioners in preparation for this much needed renovation project.

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Pope Francis began his pontificate by inviting us to reflect on “the Lord’s most powerful message: mercy.” In his first homily he said: “It is not easy to entrust oneself to God’s mercy, because it is like an abyss beyond our comprehension. But we must! ” (Homily St. Anna, March 2013)

With the Declaration of this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis invites us to “gaze even more attentively on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father’s action in our lives.” The mercy of God is not an abstract idea, but a concrete reality with which he reveals his love as that of a father or a mother, moved to the very depths out of love for their child. (Misericordiae Vultus, “The Face of Mercy”)

Everyone is encouraged in this Year of Mercy to become effective witnesses to the saving grace of Jesus Christ in their lives by performing acts of forgiveness, penance, and mercy. Throughout this Holy Year, various programs and activities will be available to aid people of God to more fully experience and share the graces of the special Year of Mercy. 

All the faithful are encouraged to participate in this extraordinary year to the fullest extent of their ability.

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THE HOLY DOOR OF MERCY 

 

This Jubilee observance is unique in that Pope Francis has instructed that Doors of Mercy be designated not only in the Major Basilicas in Rome but in every diocese around the world, in all cathedral churches and major shrines.

The rite of opening the Holy Door is intended to symbolically illustrate the idea that the Church’s faithful are offered an “extraordinary path” toward salvation during the time of Jubilee. However, we must remember that merely walking through this Holy Door will not grant one forgiveness or divine blessings! It has to be accompanied by an inner desire for conversion of one’s heart and a thirst for God’s intervention.

To mark the start of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, churches around the world — including six in the Archdiocese of Miami — opened a Holy Door on the third Sunday of Advent — five days after the opening of the Holy Door in Rome.  Archbishop Thomas Wenski opened the Holy Door of the Cathedral of St. Mary in Miami on December 13th at 10:00 AM. The Holy Door here at the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea, opened on the same Sunday in Advent, symbolizes our passage or transition into a special year of evangelization and prayer. We invite everyone passing through the Basilica’s Door to join us on that journey. 

Holy Doors of  Mercy Designation (Archdiocese of Miami)
Holy Door Plenary Indulgence
Letter Pope Francis Year of Mercy Indulgences
Papal Document: Misericordiae Vultus, Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

UPCOMING

01May2016

SOS Blue Bag Distribution

Reusable blue grocery bags are distributed after all Masses on the first Sunday of each month. You are asked to return these same blue bags, full of non-perishable food items, the following Sunday for distribution at our SOS Outreach Mission located on Stock Island

At Main Church

01May2016

Catholic Daughters Meeting

The Catholic Daughters meet in the Convent Renewal Center on the first Sunday of each month after the 9:00 AM Mass. Anyone interested in obtaining more information or in joining Catholic Daughters are asked to contact Iris Bernreuter, Regent (305) 294-9233) or Elizabeth Bunting VR 305-393-2195

02May2016

Just Faith

JustFaith is a process that provides a context in which one can grow in their commitment to care for vulnerable. Participants meet weekly for sessions that include prayer, dialogue, active listening, and relationship-building. For more formation contact Patrice Schwermer 305 807 4503 or pschwermer@ccadm.org.

From 5: 00PM until 7:30 PM

02May2016

Centering Prayer

This new prayer group has begun meeting on Monday mornings at 10:45 AM at the home of Jane Worth who is a long time parishioner and well trained in facilitating this particular form of prayer. Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer into a receptive prayer of resting in God. For more information, please contact Jane Worth at 305 393 4335 or email her directly at jworth4@bellsouth.net.

03May2016

Evening Reflection with Fr. Dennison

On the first Tuesday of each month, Fr. Dennison offers an evening of reflection on various topics of interest. During this Jubilee Year of Mercy (12/08/15 through 11/20/15) Father Dennison has chosen to focus on various areas related to theme of Mercy. See the bulletin each month for further details.

At New Beginnings Chapel

04May2016

Children's PREP

Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) classes for all children (Grade K-8) and those who are preparing for Confirmation who are not attending The Basilica School take place every Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the Basilica School. Please register at the Religious Education Office located at The Basilica School. For more information call Ida Roberts, DRE at (305) 2950306 or (305) 393-1283.

05May2016

MISA DE SANACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL  

La Misa de Sanación mensual, en español, será este jueves 2 de Julio, a las 7:00 p.m. en La Basílica, como cada primer jueves del mes. Esta Misa es una buena experiencia para sanar nuestra mente, cuerpo y alma. Todos están invitados a participar en esta Misa.

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

05May2016

Bereavement (Grief Support) Meeting

Bereavement meetings are held each week (Thursdays at 7:15 PM in 12 Step Room of Sacred Heart Hall) to help those in the midst of the grieving process. For more information please contact Velma Christian at 294-9380 (home) or 294-5155 (work).

05May2016

Divine Mercy In The Second Greatest Story Ever Told

Divine Mercy The Second Greatest Story Ever Told is a dramatic film journey featuring renowned speaker Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC (author of 33 Days to Morning Glory). Fr. Gaitley has brought to life the drama and splendor of God’s merciful love revealed in sacred Scripture, manifested at key moments in church history and realized in our present time of mercy that will challenge and enthrall you. From the epic story suffering, to the events of Fatima, the revelations of St. Faustina, the heroic efforts of St. Maximilian Kolbe, and the life of St. John Paul II, the panorama of Divine mercy is fully revealed as a transformative reality. This weekly Easter series begins on Thursday April 7thand will continue each Thursday evening through May 12thin the Basilica School Library from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. For more information contact Brenda Callahan at (410) 703 8211 or bcallahan@stmarykeywest.com.

From 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM

06May2016

Just Faith

JustFaith is a process that provides a context in which one can grow in their commitment to care for vulnerable. Participants meet weekly for sessions that include prayer, dialogue, active listening, and relationship-building. For more formation contact Patrice Schwermer 305 807 4503 or pschwermer@ccadm.org.

From 9:00 AM until 11:30 AM

07May2016

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

First Holy Communion will be celebrated for the baptized youth on Saturday, May 7th at 10:00am. Rehearsal for First Holy Communion will be on Wednesday, May 4th at 6:30pm.

08May2016

Secular Franciscans

The Stella Maris Fraternity of the Secular Franciscans meet regularly at the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea in the Convent Renewal Center, on the second Sunday of each month at 2:00 PM. However, please note that once construction on the Renewal Center begins in the fall of 2015, the Fraternity will move the location of their meetings to the Knights of Columbus Hall (located behind the church and adjacent to the school cafeteria)

From 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM

At Malby Hall

09May2016

Just Faith

JustFaith is a process that provides a context in which one can grow in their commitment to care for vulnerable. Participants meet weekly for sessions that include prayer, dialogue, active listening, and relationship-building. For more formation contact Patrice Schwermer 305 807 4503 or pschwermer@ccadm.org.

From 5: 00PM until 7:30 PM

09May2016

Centering Prayer

This new prayer group has begun meeting on Monday mornings at 10:45 AM at the home of Jane Worth who is a long time parishioner and well trained in facilitating this particular form of prayer. Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer into a receptive prayer of resting in God. For more information, please contact Jane Worth at 305 393 4335 or email her directly at jworth4@bellsouth.net.

10May2016

Healing Mass (English)

There is a monthly Healing Mass offered in English on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Basilica. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered during the Mass and all are welcomed to attend.

11May2016

Finance Committee Meeting

From 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM

At Rectory Conference Room

12May2016

Bereavement (Grief Support) Meeting

Bereavement meetings are held each week (Thursdays at 7:15 PM in 12 Step Room of Sacred Heart Hall) to help those in the midst of the grieving process. For more information please contact Velma Christian at 294-9380 (home) or 294-5155 (work).

12May2016

Los Discípulos de Misericordia (Disciples of Mercy)

This Spanish adult faith formation group meets every Thursday evening at 7:30 PM in the Basilica under the direction of Fr. Adonis Gonzalez

12May2016

Divine Mercy In The Second Greatest Story Ever Told

Divine Mercy The Second Greatest Story Ever Told is a dramatic film journey featuring renowned speaker Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC (author of 33 Days to Morning Glory). Fr. Gaitley has brought to life the drama and splendor of God’s merciful love revealed in sacred Scripture, manifested at key moments in church history and realized in our present time of mercy that will challenge and enthrall you. From the epic story suffering, to the events of Fatima, the revelations of St. Faustina, the heroic efforts of St. Maximilian Kolbe, and the life of St. John Paul II, the panorama of Divine mercy is fully revealed as a transformative reality. This weekly Easter series begins on Thursday April 7thand will continue each Thursday evening through May 12thin the Basilica School Library from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. For more information contact Brenda Callahan at (410) 703 8211 or bcallahan@stmarykeywest.com.

From 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM

13May2016

Just Faith

JustFaith is a process that provides a context in which one can grow in their commitment to care for vulnerable. Participants meet weekly for sessions that include prayer, dialogue, active listening, and relationship-building. For more formation contact Patrice Schwermer 305 807 4503 or pschwermer@ccadm.org.

From 9:00 AM until 11:30 AM

15May2016

Pentecost Sunday

At Main Church

15May2016

Housewarming for the Sisters of the Holy Spirit

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join with us in showing The Holy Spirit Sisters (Sr. Euphemia, Sr. Marietha, Sr. Mary) our appreciation as we come together in “warming” their soon to be new convent home in the Klaus Murphy Center. More information and specific details will be forthcoming but please be sure to reserve PENTECOST Sunday May15, 2016 for this very special parish celebration

16May2016

Just Faith

JustFaith is a process that provides a context in which one can grow in their commitment to care for vulnerable. Participants meet weekly for sessions that include prayer, dialogue, active listening, and relationship-building. For more formation contact Patrice Schwermer 305 807 4503 or pschwermer@ccadm.org.

From 5: 00PM until 7:30 PM

16May2016

Centering Prayer

This new prayer group has begun meeting on Monday mornings at 10:45 AM at the home of Jane Worth who is a long time parishioner and well trained in facilitating this particular form of prayer. Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer into a receptive prayer of resting in God. For more information, please contact Jane Worth at 305 393 4335 or email her directly at jworth4@bellsouth.net.

17May2016

Evening Adoration with Fr. Dennison

On the third Tuesday of each month, there is an Evening of Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament at 7pm, Meditation with classical music, a Scriptural Reflection and finally Benediction.

At New Beginnings Chapel

19May2016

Bereavement (Grief Support) Meeting

Bereavement meetings are held each week (Thursdays at 7:15 PM in 12 Step Room of Sacred Heart Hall) to help those in the midst of the grieving process. For more information please contact Velma Christian at 294-9380 (home) or 294-5155 (work).

19May2016

Los Discípulos de Misericordia (Disciples of Mercy)

This Spanish adult faith formation group meets every Thursday evening at 7:30 PM in the Basilica under the direction of Fr. Adonis Gonzalez

20May2016

Just Faith

JustFaith is a process that provides a context in which one can grow in their commitment to care for vulnerable. Participants meet weekly for sessions that include prayer, dialogue, active listening, and relationship-building. For more formation contact Patrice Schwermer 305 807 4503 or pschwermer@ccadm.org.

From 9:00 AM until 11:30 AM

23May2016

Just Faith

JustFaith is a process that provides a context in which one can grow in their commitment to care for vulnerable. Participants meet weekly for sessions that include prayer, dialogue, active listening, and relationship-building. For more formation contact Patrice Schwermer 305 807 4503 or pschwermer@ccadm.org.

From 5: 00PM until 7:30 PM

23May2016

Centering Prayer

This new prayer group has begun meeting on Monday mornings at 10:45 AM at the home of Jane Worth who is a long time parishioner and well trained in facilitating this particular form of prayer. Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer into a receptive prayer of resting in God. For more information, please contact Jane Worth at 305 393 4335 or email her directly at jworth4@bellsouth.net.

26May2016

Bereavement (Grief Support) Meeting

Bereavement meetings are held each week (Thursdays at 7:15 PM in 12 Step Room of Sacred Heart Hall) to help those in the midst of the grieving process. For more information please contact Velma Christian at 294-9380 (home) or 294-5155 (work).

26May2016

Los Discípulos de Misericordia (Disciples of Mercy)

This Spanish adult faith formation group meets every Thursday evening at 7:30 PM in the Basilica under the direction of Fr. Adonis Gonzalez

27May2016

Just Faith

JustFaith is a process that provides a context in which one can grow in their commitment to care for vulnerable. Participants meet weekly for sessions that include prayer, dialogue, active listening, and relationship-building. For more formation contact Patrice Schwermer 305 807 4503 or pschwermer@ccadm.org.

From 9:00 AM until 11:30 AM

30May2016

Just Faith

JustFaith is a process that provides a context in which one can grow in their commitment to care for vulnerable. Participants meet weekly for sessions that include prayer, dialogue, active listening, and relationship-building. For more formation contact Patrice Schwermer 305 807 4503 or pschwermer@ccadm.org.

From 5: 00PM until 7:30 PM

30May2016

Centering Prayer

This new prayer group has begun meeting on Monday mornings at 10:45 AM at the home of Jane Worth who is a long time parishioner and well trained in facilitating this particular form of prayer. Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer into a receptive prayer of resting in God. For more information, please contact Jane Worth at 305 393 4335 or email her directly at jworth4@bellsouth.net.

02Jun2016

MISA DE SANACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL  

La Misa de Sanación mensual, en español, será este jueves 2 de Julio, a las 7:00 p.m. en La Basílica, como cada primer jueves del mes. Esta Misa es una buena experiencia para sanar nuestra mente, cuerpo y alma. Todos están invitados a participar en esta Misa.

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

02Jun2016

Bereavement (Grief Support) Meeting

Bereavement meetings are held each week (Thursdays at 7:15 PM in 12 Step Room of Sacred Heart Hall) to help those in the midst of the grieving process. For more information please contact Velma Christian at 294-9380 (home) or 294-5155 (work).

03Jun2016

Just Faith

JustFaith is a process that provides a context in which one can grow in their commitment to care for vulnerable. Participants meet weekly for sessions that include prayer, dialogue, active listening, and relationship-building. For more formation contact Patrice Schwermer 305 807 4503 or pschwermer@ccadm.org.

From 9:00 AM until 11:30 AM

05Jun2016

SOS Blue Bag Distribution

Reusable blue grocery bags are distributed after all Masses on the first Sunday of each month. You are asked to return those same blue bags, full of non-perishable food items, the following Sunday to assist in meeting the needs of those visiting our SOS Outreach Mission on Stock Island

At Main Church

05Jun2016

Catholic Daughters Meeting

The Catholic Daughters meet in the Convent Renewal Center on the first Sunday of each month after the 9:00 AM Mass. Anyone interested in obtaining more information or in joining Catholic Daughters are asked to contact Iris Bernreuter, Regent (305) 294-9233) or Elizabeth Bunting VR 305-393-2195

06Jun2016

Just Faith

JustFaith is a process that provides a context in which one can grow in their commitment to care for vulnerable. Participants meet weekly for sessions that include prayer, dialogue, active listening, and relationship-building. For more formation contact Patrice Schwermer 305 807 4503 or pschwermer@ccadm.org.

From 5: 00PM until 7:30 PM

06Jun2016

Centering Prayer

This new prayer group has begun meeting on Monday mornings at 10:45 AM at the home of Jane Worth who is a long time parishioner and well trained in facilitating this particular form of prayer. Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer into a receptive prayer of resting in God. For more information, please contact Jane Worth at 305 393 4335 or email her directly at jworth4@bellsouth.net.

07Jun2016

Evening Adoration with Fr. Dennison

On the third Tuesday of each month, there is an Evening of Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament at 7pm, Meditation with classical music, a Scriptural Reflection and finally Benediction.

At New Beginnings Chapel

07Jun2016

Evening Reflection with Fr. Dennison

On the first Tuesday of each month, Fr. Dennison offers an evening of reflection on various topics of interest. During this Jubilee Year of Mercy (12/08/15 through 11/20/15) Father Dennison has chosen to focus on various areas related to theme of Mercy. See the bulletin each month for further details.

At New Beginnings Chapel

08Jun2016

Finance Committee Meeting

From 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM

At Rectory Conference Room

09Jun2016

Bereavement (Grief Support) Meeting

Bereavement meetings are held each week (Thursdays at 7:15 PM in 12 Step Room of Sacred Heart Hall) to help those in the midst of the grieving process. For more information please contact Velma Christian at 294-9380 (home) or 294-5155 (work).

09Jun2016

Los Discípulos de Misericordia (Disciples of Mercy)

This Spanish adult faith formation group meets every Thursday evening at 7:30 PM in the Basilica under the direction of Fr. Adonis Gonzalez

10Jun2016

Just Faith

JustFaith is a process that provides a context in which one can grow in their commitment to care for vulnerable. Participants meet weekly for sessions that include prayer, dialogue, active listening, and relationship-building. For more formation contact Patrice Schwermer 305 807 4503 or pschwermer@ccadm.org.

From 9:00 AM until 11:30 AM

12Jun2016

Secular Franciscans

The Stella Maris Fraternity of the Secular Franciscans meet regularly at the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea in the Convent Renewal Center, on the second Sunday of each month at 2:00 PM. However, please note that once construction on the Renewal Center begins in the fall of 2015, the Fraternity will move the location of their meetings to the Knights of Columbus Hall (located behind the church and adjacent to the school cafeteria)

From 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM

At Malby Hall

13Jun2016

Just Faith

JustFaith is a process that provides a context in which one can grow in their commitment to care for vulnerable. Participants meet weekly for sessions that include prayer, dialogue, active listening, and relationship-building. For more formation contact Patrice Schwermer 305 807 4503 or pschwermer@ccadm.org.

From 5: 00PM until 7:30 PM

13Jun2016

Centering Prayer

This new prayer group has begun meeting on Monday mornings at 10:45 AM at the home of Jane Worth who is a long time parishioner and well trained in facilitating this particular form of prayer. Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer into a receptive prayer of resting in God. For more information, please contact Jane Worth at 305 393 4335 or email her directly at jworth4@bellsouth.net.

14Jun2016

Healing Mass (English)

There is a monthly Healing Mass offered in English on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Basilica. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered during the Mass and all are welcomed to attend.

16Jun2016

Bereavement (Grief Support) Meeting

Bereavement meetings are held each week (Thursdays at 7:15 PM in 12 Step Room of Sacred Heart Hall) to help those in the midst of the grieving process. For more information please contact Velma Christian at 294-9380 (home) or 294-5155 (work).

16Jun2016

Los Discípulos de Misericordia (Disciples of Mercy)

This Spanish adult faith formation group meets every Thursday evening at 7:30 PM in the Basilica under the direction of Fr. Adonis Gonzalez

17Jun2016

Just Faith

JustFaith is a process that provides a context in which one can grow in their commitment to care for vulnerable. Participants meet weekly for sessions that include prayer, dialogue, active listening, and relationship-building. For more formation contact Patrice Schwermer 305 807 4503 or pschwermer@ccadm.org.

From 9:00 AM until 11:30 AM

20Jun2016

Just Faith

JustFaith is a process that provides a context in which one can grow in their commitment to care for vulnerable. Participants meet weekly for sessions that include prayer, dialogue, active listening, and relationship-building. For more formation contact Patrice Schwermer 305 807 4503 or pschwermer@ccadm.org.

From 5: 00PM until 7:30 PM

20Jun2016

Centering Prayer

This new prayer group has begun meeting on Monday mornings at 10:45 AM at the home of Jane Worth who is a long time parishioner and well trained in facilitating this particular form of prayer. Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer into a receptive prayer of resting in God. For more information, please contact Jane Worth at 305 393 4335 or email her directly at jworth4@bellsouth.net.

23Jun2016

Bereavement (Grief Support) Meeting

Bereavement meetings are held each week (Thursdays at 7:15 PM in 12 Step Room of Sacred Heart Hall) to help those in the midst of the grieving process. For more information please contact Velma Christian at 294-9380 (home) or 294-5155 (work).

23Jun2016

Los Discípulos de Misericordia (Disciples of Mercy)

This Spanish adult faith formation group meets every Thursday evening at 7:30 PM in the Basilica under the direction of Fr. Adonis Gonzalez

24Jun2016

Just Faith

JustFaith is a process that provides a context in which one can grow in their commitment to care for vulnerable. Participants meet weekly for sessions that include prayer, dialogue, active listening, and relationship-building. For more formation contact Patrice Schwermer 305 807 4503 or pschwermer@ccadm.org.

From 9:00 AM until 11:30 AM

27Jun2016

Just Faith

JustFaith is a process that provides a context in which one can grow in their commitment to care for vulnerable. Participants meet weekly for sessions that include prayer, dialogue, active listening, and relationship-building. For more formation contact Patrice Schwermer 305 807 4503 or pschwermer@ccadm.org.

From 5: 00PM until 7:30 PM

27Jun2016

Centering Prayer

This new prayer group has begun meeting on Monday mornings at 10:45 AM at the home of Jane Worth who is a long time parishioner and well trained in facilitating this particular form of prayer. Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer into a receptive prayer of resting in God. For more information, please contact Jane Worth at 305 393 4335 or email her directly at jworth4@bellsouth.net.

30Jun2016

Bereavement (Grief Support) Meeting

Bereavement meetings are held each week (Thursdays at 7:15 PM in 12 Step Room of Sacred Heart Hall) to help those in the midst of the grieving process. For more information please contact Velma Christian at 294-9380 (home) or 294-5155 (work).

30Jun2016

Los Discípulos de Misericordia (Disciples of Mercy)

This Spanish adult faith formation group meets every Thursday evening at 7:30 PM in the Basilica under the direction of Fr. Adonis Gonzalez

01Jul2016

Just Faith

JustFaith is a process that provides a context in which one can grow in their commitment to care for vulnerable. Participants meet weekly for sessions that include prayer, dialogue, active listening, and relationship-building. For more formation contact Patrice Schwermer 305 807 4503 or pschwermer@ccadm.org.

From 9:00 AM until 11:30 AM

03Jul2016

SOS Blue Bag Distribution

Reusable blue grocery bags are distributed after all Masses on the first Sunday of each month. You are asked to return these same blue bags, full of non-perishable food items, the following Sunday for distribution at our SOS Outreach Mission on Stock Island

At Main Church

03Jul2016

Catholic Daughters Meeting

The Catholic Daughters meet in the Convent Renewal Center on the first Sunday of each month after the 9:00 AM Mass. Anyone interested in obtaining more information or in joining Catholic Daughters are asked to contact Iris Bernreuter, Regent (305) 294-9233) or Elizabeth Bunting VR 305-393-2195

07Jul2016

Los Discípulos de Misericordia (Disciples of Mercy)

This Spanish adult faith formation group meets every Thursday evening at 7:30 PM in the Basilica under the direction of Fr. Adonis Gonzalez

08Jul2016

Finance Committee Meeting

From 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM

At Rectory Conference Room

12Jul2016

Healing Mass (English)

There is a monthly Healing Mass offered in English on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Basilica. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered during the Mass and all are welcomed to attend.

13Jul2016

Secular Franciscans

The Stella Maris Fraternity of the Secular Franciscans meet regularly at the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea in the Convent Renewal Center, on the second Sunday of each month at 2:00 PM. However, please note that once construction on the Renewal Center begins in the fall of 2015, the Fraternity will move the location of their meetings to the Knights of Columbus Hall (located behind the church and adjacent to the school cafeteria)

From 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM

At Malby Hall

20Nov2016

Christ the King

Closing of the Year of Mercy (Rome)

At Main Church

 

Pope Francis’ Encyclical On The Environment Released
Laudato Si’: On Care For Our Common Home

basilica

Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si’) is the new appeal from Pope Francis addressed to “every person living on this planet” for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. Pope Francis calls the Church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on a new path. This encyclical is written with both hope and resolve, looking to our common future with candor and humility.

  • To download a copy of the Encyclical in English click here
  • To download a copy of the Encyclical in Spanish click here
  • To download a copy of the Encyclical in French click here

Click here for an overview of the document and summary of each of the six chapters


Click here for a useful
initial reading guide for  the Encyclical.