Our Pastor, Rev. John C. Baker, welcomes you to the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea

“Since it first shed its light in Key West, Saint Mary’s Church has, like a star of the sea to the wandering mariner,been a star of hope and comfort in times of despair and sorrow, and a star of joy to those who have lived in its teachings.” (February 26, 1851 by Father Sylvanius Hunineq)

You are welcome to pray in our historic Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto and Stations of the Cross Garden, to adore the Blessed Sacrament in our Perpetual Adoration Chapel, and to visit our Gift Shop.

If you are a new parishioner, you are invited to stop by the Rectory Office to register and let us know how we may be of service to you.

Welcome To Our New Parish Website!

Welcome to our new parish website! We hope that you will spend time here on your first visit, just getting to know all of the information that is available. Go ahead and click around. You won’t hurt anything. Naturally, your favorites are here, like a parish calendar and the schedules for the various ministries but this dynamic site offers so much more.

We welcome your comments, concerns, and content so please feel free to email us at adultfaithSMSS@gmail.com to let us know what you are thinking.

Check back often as this site is a work in progress and will develop as we become more proficient with it…but for now…sit back, explore, and enjoy!

Below are just some of the highlights you will find on our page,,,

 

Check out the tabs located on the upper menu at the top of our page: Our Parish, Faith Formation, Ministries, Parish Organizations, Committees, Stewardship, SOS Outreach Mission, and our Basilica School. Each of these tabs have multiple tabs beneath each heading which lead you to more specific information under each area (except for SOS and the Basilica School) which link you directly to their individual websites. Individual pages under each subheading detail the more specific information you might require and often times link you related websites that might prove helpful to you.

Check out the tabs located on the lower menu at the top of our page: Mass & Worship, Sacraments, Map & Buildings, Photo Album, Memorial Book, Gift Shop, VIRTUS, and Contact Us for more information regarding these areas. Each of these tabs have only one page of information or will link you directly to another site for more information.

Please don’t forget our tour app and direct link to our parish bulletin located near the center of the page

Our calendar of events details not only the date and time of each event but also where each meeting or event will take place. To find more information for each event located on the calendar, hover over the event and click more info.

Located near the bottom of the page is our direct feed to our parish FACEBOOK page as well as a link for directions and other useful links that are readily available.

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Goals & vision

CONVENT/RENEWAL CENTER UPDATE

As of Friday, August 14th, parish ministries have vacated the Renewal Center to make way for the pre-construction work for the renovation of the Convent/Renewal Center. The Adoration Chapel will continue to be open until construction begins in mid-September.  As of now, these ministries have been accommodated in the following locations:

 12 Step Room
Sunday—Spanish RCIA 11:00 a.m.
Monday—RCIA English 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday—AA Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday—Faith Formation  7:00p.m.
Thursday—Bereavement Group 7:15p.m.
Saint Theresa Hall (upstairs)
Monday— Cub Scouts  5:30 p.m./Boy Scouts 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday—Haitian Prayer Group  6-8:30p.m.
Malby Hall
The Catholic Daughters meetings
Basilica
Three Hispanic groups that met every week to read and share the Word of God have now joined forces to form the “Disciples of Mercy Ministry”.
This spiritual formation ministry consists of four stages:
  1.  1. Healing Mass  on the first Thursday of the month at 7:30pm
  2. 2. Bible Study on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm
  3. 3. Lectio Divina on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30pm
  4. 4. Evangelization on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30pm   
All are welcome to participate!
BLESSED SACRAMENT DURING CONSTRUCTION
As of Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 at 8:00 AM, and until the completion of the renovations of the Convent/Renewal Center,  Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place in:
1. The Basilica from 8:00am to 4:00pm Mondays through Fridays.
2. The New Beginnings Chapel at all other hours.
The New Beginnings Chapel is the second building on the right as you enter through the gate of the parking lot that is the entrance to the rear of the school and Sacred Heart Hall.  Again, thank you for your cooperation during this capital renovation project.  God bless you for your witness of faith.
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 Announces a Jubilee Year of Mercy

Pope Francis values the extraordinary. In an unexpected announcement, the Holy Father declared March 13, 2015 that the Church will celebrate an extraordinary jubilee Holy Year of Mercy, beginning Dec. 8, 2015, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, and ending Nov. 20, 2016, the feast of Christ the King.

“I have often thought about how the Church might make clear its mission of being a witness to mercy,” the pontiff said during a homily at a Vatican reconciliation service. “It is a journey that begins with a spiritual conversion. For this reason, I have decided to call an extraordinary jubilee that is to have the mercy of God at its center. It shall be a Holy Year of Mercy. We want to live this year in the light of the Lord’s words: ‘Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful’ (Lk 6:36).”

According to the Pontifical Council for Promotion of the New Evangelization, which is organizing the event, the official announcement of the Holy Year will take place on Divine Mercy Sunday, which falls this year on April 12. The event formally will begin with the “opening of the Holy Door in St. Peter’s” on Dec. 8. The feast day is also the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second Vatican Council, a date of “great significance” as it “impels the Church to continue the work begun at Vatican II,” the New Evangelization council.
During the Holy Year, the Sunday readings will derive from the Gospel of Luke, who is known as the “evangelist of mercy.”

More at: Pope Francis Declares Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy
Papal Document: Misericordiae Vultus, Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

UPCOMING

06Sep2015

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

06Sep2015

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

06Sep2015

Misa De La Virgen De La Caridad (Feast of Our Lady of Charity

Están todos invitados a participar en esta celebración el Domingo 6 de Septiembre a las 12 del día. La comunidad latina estará llevando a cabo una Novena a la Virgen de la Caridad en la Capilla de Adoración a las 7 de la noche del 28 de Agosto al 5 de Septiembre. You are invited to participate in the Feast of Our Lady of Charity Mass on Sunday, September 6th at noon. You are also invited to the Novena to Our Lady of Charity from August 28 to September 5 at 7 PM in the chapel. 

From 12:00 Noon

At Main Church

08Sep2015

Monthly Healing Mass (English)

The monthly Healing Mass in English will be celebrated this Tuesday, 9/8/15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Basilica. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered during the Mass.

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

08Sep2015

Perpetual Adoration Chapel Moving

PERPETUAL ADORATION CHAPEL MOVING On September 9, 2015 at 8:00 AM, and until the completion of the renovations of the Convent/Renewal Center, Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place in two different spaces. In the Basilica from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Mondays through Fridays, and in the "New Beginnings Chapel" at all other hours. The New Beginnings Chapel is the second building on the right as you enter through the gate of the back parking lot that serves the rear of the school and Sacred Heart Hall.

09Sep2015

Children's Religious Education (PREP/CCD) begins

Religious Education for Children meets each Wednesday evening

From 6:30 PM until 7:30 PM

At The Basilica School of St. Mary Star of the Sea

09Sep2015

Finance Committee Meeting

From 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM

At Rectory Conference Room

09Sep2015

Bring Your Parent to PREP Night

Once a month during Wednesday night PREP, join with other parents for pizza, soft drinks, and some great conversation. While your children are in PREP learning God's ways, take some time out for your own faith. Learn about the Gospel of the week and see what it holds for your family. Why rush home after dropping the kids at PREP when you can enjoy good company, grab a bite, and grow in your faith at the same time?

From 6:30 PM until 7:30 PM

At The Basilica School of St. Mary Star of the Sea (700 Truman Avenue Key West, Florida)

10Sep2015

Bereavement Meeting

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 p.m. in the 12 Step Room located in the Sacred Heart Hall. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

10Sep2015

Los Discipulos de Misericordia

DISCIPLES OF MERCY Three Hispanic groups that met every week to read and share the Word of God have now joined forces to form the “Disciples of Mercy Ministry”. This spiritual formation ministry consists of four stages: 1. Healing Mass on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00pm 2. Bible Study on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm 3. Lectio Divina on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30pm 4. Evangelization on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30pm All are welcome to participate each Thursday in the Basilica.

15Sep2015

Evening Adoration with Fr. Dennison

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

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

17Sep2015

Bereavement Meeting

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 p.m. in the 12 Step Room located in the Sacred Heart Hall. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

17Sep2015

Los Discipulos de Misericordia

DISCIPLES OF MERCY Three Hispanic groups that met every week to read and share the Word of God have now joined forces to form the “Disciples of Mercy Ministry”. This spiritual formation ministry consists of four stages: 1. Healing Mass on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00pm 2. Bible Study on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm 3. Lectio Divina on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30pm 4. Evangelization on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30pm All are welcome to participate each Thursday in the Basilica.

19Sep2015
21Sep2015

Papal Vist to Havana, Cuba

Sept. 18-21. Archbishop Thomas Wenski will lead that pilgrimage, whose tentative itinerary includes tours of Old Havana and Mass with the pope Sunday morning, Sept. 20.

20Sep2015

Catechetical Sunday

Those whom the community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry during the 9:00 AM Mass. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith.

From 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM

At Main Church

22Sep2015
27Sep2015

Papal Visit to the USA

Arrives from Cuba 9/23/15; meets President at White House 9/23; Address to Congress 9/24/15; Address to United Nations 9/25/15; Mass World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia 9/27/15

24Sep2015

Bereavement Meeting

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 p.m. in the 12 Step Room located in the Sacred Heart Hall. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

24Sep2015

Los Discipulos de Misericordia

DISCIPLES OF MERCY Three Hispanic groups that met every week to read and share the Word of God have now joined forces to form the “Disciples of Mercy Ministry”. This spiritual formation ministry consists of four stages: 1. Healing Mass on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00pm 2. Bible Study on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm 3. Lectio Divina on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30pm 4. Evangelization on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30pm All are welcome to participate each Thursday in the Basilica.

25Sep2015

Virtus Training

The next Virtus workshops will be at 6 p.m. in the school library on Friday, September 25th at 6:30pm. The class runs about 2 hours. Please pre-register online at www.virtusonline.org. Fingerprinting is done at The Basilica School, but you must register first at www.fieldprintflorida.com. Note that you need an access code to make the appointment, so call the school office (294-1031) to obtain one. If you have questions about Virtus or fingerprinting, call or email Eileen D-H at school (edh@basilicaschool.com).

From 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM

01Oct2015

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

01Oct2015

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

01Oct2015

Los Discipulos de Misericordia

DISCIPLES OF MERCY Three Hispanic groups that met every week to read and share the Word of God have now joined forces to form the “Disciples of Mercy Ministry”. This spiritual formation ministry consists of four stages: 1. Healing Mass on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00pm 2. Bible Study on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm 3. Lectio Divina on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30pm 4. Evangelization on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30pm All are welcome to participate each Thursday in the Basilica.

02Oct2015

Blessing of the Animals

03Oct2015

Southernmost Oktoberfest

Dust off your lederhosen and start practicing your Chicken Dance for the 2015 Southernmost Oktoberfest happening on Saturday, October 3rd, from 4:00 - 9:00 P.M., rain or shine.  Our family fun festivities will take place in the front circle of The Basilica School (700 Truman Avenue), and entrance is free.  There’s authentic German cuisine, all set in a traditional Bavarian Beverage Garden atmosphere.  Food and beverage prices range from $2 to $8, and children can enjoy the music, free face painting, bounce houses, arts & crafts area, and a special $4 children’s meal.  There will be prizes awarded for the best German men’s, women’s, and children’s costumes.  Although costumes are encouraged, they are not required.  There’s uber fun to be had by all and proceeds raised benefit The Basilica School!  For sponsorship opportunities or to donate to this event, please contact Shannon Musmanno at 305.304.7857 or shannonkw@aol.com.

04Oct2015

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

04Oct2015

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

06Oct2015

Evening of Reflection with Fr. Dennison

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

08Oct2015

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

13Oct2015

Monthly Healing Mass (English)

The monthly Healing Mass in English will be celebrated this Tuesday, 10/13/15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Basilica. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered during the Mass.

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

14Oct2015

Finance Committee Meeting

From 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM

At Rectory Conference Room

14Oct2015

Bring Your Parent to PREP Night

Once a month during Wednesday night PREP, join with other parents for pizza, soft drinks, and some great conversation. While your children are in PREP learning God's ways, take some time out for your own faith. Learn about the Gospel of the week and see what it holds for your family. Why rush home after dropping the kids at PREP when you can enjoy good company, grab a bite, and grow in your faith at the same time?

From 6:30 PM until 7:30 PM

At The Basilica School of St. Mary Star of the Sea (700 Truman Avenue Key West, Florida)

15Oct2015

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

20Oct2015

Evening Adoration with Fr. Dennison

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

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

22Oct2015

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

29Oct2015

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

01Nov2015

All Saints Day

01Nov2015

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

01Nov2015

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

02Nov2015

All Souls Day

At Main Church

03Nov2015

Evening of Reflection with Fr. Dennison

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

05Nov2015

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

05Nov2015

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

07Nov2015

2nd annual SOS Casino Night Gala

Don't wait! Buy your tickets for the 2nd annual SOS Casino Night Gala. First 100 tickets receive $20 off any entrée at Tavern N' Town! Follow this link to purchase tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-casino-night-gala-to…

From 7:30 PM until 11:00 PM

At Marriott Beachside Resort

10Nov2015

Monthly Healing Mass (English)

The monthly Healing Mass in English will be celebrated this Tuesday, 11/10/15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Basilica. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered during the Mass.

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

11Nov2015

Finance Committee Meeting

From 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM

At Rectory Conference Room

11Nov2015

Bring Your Parent to PREP Night

Once a month during Wednesday night PREP, join with other parents for pizza, soft drinks, and some great conversation. While your children are in PREP learning God's ways, take some time out for your own faith. Learn about the Gospel of the week and see what it holds for your family. Why rush home after dropping the kids at PREP when you can enjoy good company, grab a bite, and grow in your faith at the same time?

From 6:30 PM until 7:30 PM

At The Basilica School of St. Mary Star of the Sea (700 Truman Avenue Key West, Florida)

12Nov2015

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

17Nov2015

Evening Adoration with Fr. Dennison

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

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

19Nov2015

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

22Nov2015

Christ the King

(Closing of the Year of Mercy)

At Main Church

26Nov2015

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

29Nov2015

First Sunday in Advent

At Main Church

01Dec2015

Evening of Reflection with Fr. Dennison

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

03Dec2015

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

03Dec2015

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

06Dec2015

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

06Dec2015

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

08Dec2015

Opening of the Year of Mercy

Symbolically calling on the entire global Roman Catholic church to take up his papacy's central message of compassion and pardon, Pope Francis has announced that he is convoking a jubilee year to be called the Holy Year of Mercy.

At Main Church

08Dec2015

Immaculate Conception

Holy Day of Obligation

At Main Church

08Dec2015

Monthly Healing Mass (English)

The monthly Healing Mass in English will be celebrated this Tuesday, 12/08/15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Basilica. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered during the Mass.

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

09Dec2015

Finance Committee Meeting

From 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM

At Rectory Conference Room

09Dec2015

Bring Your Parent to PREP Night

Once a month during Wednesday night PREP, join with other parents for pizza, soft drinks, and some great conversation. While your children are in PREP learning God's ways, take some time out for your own faith. Learn about the Gospel of the week and see what it holds for your family. Why rush home after dropping the kids at PREP when you can enjoy good company, grab a bite, and grow in your faith at the same time?

From 6:30 PM until 7:30 PM

At The Basilica School of St. Mary Star of the Sea (700 Truman Avenue Key West, Florida)

10Dec2015

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

15Dec2015

Evening Adoration with Fr. Dennison

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

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

17Dec2015

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

24Dec2015

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

25Dec2015

The Nativity of the Lord

At Main Church

31Dec2015

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

01Jan2016

49th World Day Of Peace

Pope Francis has announced the theme of the Message for the Church’s 49th World Day of Peace that will be celebrated on 1st January 2016: "Overcome Indifference and Win Peace."

03Jan2016

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

03Jan2016

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

05Jan2016

Evening of Reflection with Fr. Dennison

"A New Year of Mercy Each Day"

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Temporary Adoration Chapel (Sacred Heart Hall Parking Lot)

07Jan2016

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

07Jan2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

12Jan2016

Monthly Healing Mass (English)

The monthly Healing Mass in English will be celebrated this Tuesday, 01/12/16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Basilica. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered during the Mass.

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

13Jan2016

Finance Committee Meeting

From 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM

At Rectory Conference Room

13Jan2016

Bring Your Parent to PREP Night

Once a month during Wednesday night PREP, join with other parents for pizza, soft drinks, and some great conversation. While your children are in PREP learning God's ways, take some time out for your own faith. Learn about the Gospel of the week and see what it holds for your family. Why rush home after dropping the kids at PREP when you can enjoy good company, grab a bite, and grow in your faith at the same time?

From 6:30 PM until 7:30 PM

At The Basilica School of St. Mary Star of the Sea (700 Truman Avenue Key West, Florida)

14Jan2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

19Jan2016

Evening Adoration with Fr. Dennison

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

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

21Jan2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

28Jan2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

02Feb2016

Evening of Reflection with Fr. Dennison

"Lent: A Time of Mercy"

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Temporary Adoration Chapel (Sacred Heart Hall Parking Lot)

04Feb2016

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

04Feb2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

07Feb2016

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

07Feb2016

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

09Feb2016

Monthly Healing Mass (English)

The monthly Healing Mass in English will be celebrated this Tuesday, 02/09/16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Basilica. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered during the Mass.

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

10Feb2016

Ash Wednesday

At Main Church

10Feb2016

Finance Committee Meeting

From 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM

At Rectory Conference Room

10Feb2016

Bring Your Parent to PREP Night

Once a month during Wednesday night PREP, join with other parents for pizza, soft drinks, and some great conversation. While your children are in PREP learning God's ways, take some time out for your own faith. Learn about the Gospel of the week and see what it holds for your family. Why rush home after dropping the kids at PREP when you can enjoy good company, grab a bite, and grow in your faith at the same time?

From 6:30 PM until 7:30 PM

At The Basilica School of St. Mary Star of the Sea (700 Truman Avenue Key West, Florida)

11Feb2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

16Feb2016

Evening Adoration with Fr. Dennison

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

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

18Feb2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

25Feb2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

01Mar2016

Evening of Reflection with Fr. Dennison

"The Death of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke"

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Temporary Adoration Chapel (Sacred Heart Hall Parking Lot)

03Mar2016

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

03Mar2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

04Mar2016
05Mar2016

Pope Francis' Initiative: 24 hours for the Lord (Reconcilliation Weekend)

At Main Church

06Mar2016

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

06Mar2016

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

08Mar2016

Monthly Healing Mass (English)

The monthly Healing Mass in English will be celebrated this Tuesday, 03/08/16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Basilica. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered during the Mass.

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

09Mar2016

Finance Committee Meeting

From 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM

At Rectory Conference Room

09Mar2016

Bring Your Parent to PREP Night

Once a month during Wednesday night PREP, join with other parents for pizza, soft drinks, and some great conversation. While your children are in PREP learning God's ways, take some time out for your own faith. Learn about the Gospel of the week and see what it holds for your family. Why rush home after dropping the kids at PREP when you can enjoy good company, grab a bite, and grow in your faith at the same time?

From 6:30 PM until 7:30 PM

At The Basilica School of St. Mary Star of the Sea (700 Truman Avenue Key West, Florida)

10Mar2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

15Mar2016

Evening Adoration with Fr. Dennison

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

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

16Mar2016

Evening Adoration with Fr. Dennison

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

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

17Mar2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

24Mar2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

27Mar2016

Easter Sunday

At Main Church

31Mar2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

03Apr2016

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

03Apr2016

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

05Apr2016

Evening of Reflection with Fr. Dennison

Pope Francis: Lumen Fidei, Light of Faith"

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Temporary Adoration Chapel (Sacred Heart Hall Parking Lot)

07Apr2016

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

07Apr2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

12Apr2016

Monthly Healing Mass (English)

The monthly Healing Mass in English will be celebrated this Tuesday, 04/12/16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Basilica. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered during the Mass.

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

13Apr2016

Finance Committee Meeting

From 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM

At Rectory Conference Room

13Apr2016

Bring Your Parent to PREP Night

Once a month during Wednesday night PREP, join with other parents for pizza, soft drinks, and some great conversation. While your children are in PREP learning God's ways, take some time out for your own faith. Learn about the Gospel of the week and see what it holds for your family. Why rush home after dropping the kids at PREP when you can enjoy good company, grab a bite, and grow in your faith at the same time?

From 6:30 PM until 7:30 PM

At The Basilica School of St. Mary Star of the Sea (700 Truman Avenue Key West, Florida)

14Apr2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

19Apr2016

Evening Adoration with Fr. Dennison

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

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

21Apr2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

28Apr2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

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

03May2016

Evening of Reflection with Fr. Dennison

"The Parish: An Instrument of Mercy"

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Temporary Adoration Chapel (Sacred Heart Hall Parking Lot)

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 Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

09May2016

Bring Your Parent to PREP Night

Once a month during Wednesday night PREP, join with other parents for pizza, soft drinks, and some great conversation. While your children are in PREP learning God's ways, take some time out for your own faith. Learn about the Gospel of the week and see what it holds for your family. Why rush home after dropping the kids at PREP when you can enjoy good company, grab a bite, and grow in your faith at the same time?

From 6:30 PM until 7:30 PM

At The Basilica School of St. Mary Star of the Sea (700 Truman Avenue Key West, Florida)

10May2016

Monthly Healing Mass (English)

The monthly Healing Mass in English will be celebrated this Tuesday, 05/10/16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Basilica. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered during the Mass.

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

11May2016

Finance Committee Meeting

From 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM

At Rectory Conference Room

12May2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

15May2016

Pentecost Sunday

At Main Church

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. This evening will include Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, Meditation with classical music, a Scriptural Reflection and finally Benediction.

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

19May2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

26May2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

01Jun2016

Evening of Reflection with Fr. Dennison

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Temporary Adoration Chapel (Sacred Heart Hall Parking Lot)

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 Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

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

08Jun2016

Finance Committee Meeting

From 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM

At Rectory Conference Room

09Jun2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

09Jun2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

14Jun2016

Monthly Healing Mass (English)

The monthly Healing Mass in English will be celebrated this Tuesday, 06/14/16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Basilica. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered during the Mass.

From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

At Main Church

16Jun2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

23Jun2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

30Jun2016

Bereavement Meeting

Grief support meetings are held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Renewal Center. For more information, contact Velma Christian 305 294 9380

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At Convent Renewal Center

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

08Jul2016

Finance Committee Meeting

From 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM

At Rectory Conference Room

09Jul2016

Bereavement Meeting

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 p.m. in the 12 Step Room located in the Sacred Heart Hall.

From 7:15 PM until 8:30 PM

At (Sacred Heart Hall 1st Door on Left)

 
 

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.