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. 



Welcome to Fr. Juan Rumin Dominguez, who has been assigned by Archbishop Wenski to serve in our Parish.

Originally from Havana, Cuba, Fr. Rumin has served in our Archdiocese at the parishes of St. Rose of Lima, St. John Neumann and as Rector of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Miami.  

We are glad to have you as a part of our Church. 

May God enrich our lives together as we worship and serve Him.








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


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



Archbishop Wenski’s ABCD Appeal Message to the Parish:

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

We were created in the image and likeness of God who is Love. Understanding that we are made in the image and likeness of God can help us to understand why God put into the humanity of every man and woman the vocation— and thus the capacity and the responsibility— of love and communion. To live out this vocation requires a growth in virtue that leads us to make gifts of ourselves to God and to others. Pope Francis says, “Charity is born of the call of a God who continues to knock on our doors, the door of all people, to invite us to love, to compassion, to service of one another. Jesus keeps knocking on our doors, the doors of our lives. He doesn’t do this by magic, with special effects, with flashing lights and fireworks. Jesus keeps knocking on our door in the faces of our brothers and sisters, in the faces of our neighbors, in the faces of those at our side.” The Archdiocese of Miami, through the Archbishop’s Charities and Development Drive (ABCD), opens the door for us all to unite as one community of believers to evangelize by spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ, bringing hope to those in need. I write to you today to ask you to love your neighbors, selflessly and sacrificially. Please consider making a gift to the ABCD so that we can unite to feed the hungry, clothe the poor, care for the sick and dying, and touch the hearts of those in despair. Your generosity will also help us educate our children, assist the poorest of our parishes and schools, and provide shelter for the homeless. Together, we will continue to defend the dignity of all human life, eliminate prejudice, and promote social justice. Jesus is knocking on your door and inviting you to love and serve those in need through the ABCD. I pray that you will join me in making a gift, a gift blessed with sacrifice, so that we can continue to love others as He has loved us. Together, we are One in Faith, One in Hope and One in Charity. Thank you and God bless you.

With sincere gratitude and hope,

Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski Archbishop of Miami




OUR PROGRESS THUS FAR:  A heartfelt THANK YOU  to everyone who made a commitment to the 2017 Archbishop’s Charities and Development Drive (ABCD).  To date 42 parishioners have responded.  However, we need the support of all members of the Basilica of Saint Mary Star of the Sea if we are to be successful in reaching our Parish goal of $114,602.00. Now is the time to make a return to the Lord for all He has given us.  Even a small gift can make a big difference in the lives of those in need.  Whether you gift is $50.00, $365.00, $1000.00 or even $5,000.00, it is truly impactful and appreciated.  If you have not yet responded to the 2017 ABCD please consider making a gift — a gift from the heart—by using the pledge envelopes available in the pews or by making gift online at www.isupportabcd.org.  Thank you for all that you do and the spirit in which you do it.   God Bless You.  


Parish Meetings and Events

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    Religious Education for Children

    Religious education classes are held each Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. for all children that do not attend the Basilica School (kindergarten through eighth grade). For more information call Ida Roberts, the Religious Education Program Director, at (305) 2950306.

    At Basilica School


    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. 


    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.


    Haitian Prayer Group (Creole)

    Tuesday Evenings 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Basilica Contact: Roseline D’haiti Phone: (305) 747 9662

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