The Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea, in partnership with Archdiocese of Miami Office of Catechesis, is offering two different courses this summer specifically geared towards Catechists, Catholic school teachers, and ANYONE who wishes to deepen their knowledge of the Church’s teachings. These courses could be of particular benefit to anyone currently serving as (or interested in serving as), a lector or adult catechist (RCIA, Adult Faith Formation, Detention Ministry).
These courses will take place over the course of four days (Monday 6/12/17-Thursday, 6/15/17) at the Basilica School. The first course, Introduction to Sacred Scripture, takes place from 9:00 to 11:30 AM. The second course, Catholic Morality: Life in Christ takes place from 1:30 to 3:30 PM. You are invited to attend one (ten contact hours) or both (twenty contact hours) of these sessions, depending on your specific needs.
Contact: Brenda Callahan at or call (410) 703 8211.
2017 Registration Form

Schedule for Small Faith Communities

Summer 2017

Walking Rosary

A walking rosary is prayed in the Grotto each morning promptly after the 7:30 Mass. 

Please come and pray with us any day or every day.

Parish visitors are especially welcome.

Monday Morning Centering Prayer Group

10:45 AM, Home of Jane Worth

Facilitator: Jane Worth

Phone: 305 393 4335 Email:

Monday Evening “Care for Creation.”

Second Monday of the month from 5:30 to 6:30 PM

St. Francis Room, Klaus Murphy-Center

Facilitators: Brenda Callahan & Patrice Schwermer

Phone: 410 703 8211 


Monday Evening Social Justice Ministry

Fourth Monday of the month

5:30 PM in the St. Francis Room, Klaus-Murphy Center

Facilitator: Brenda Callahan & Patrice Schwermer

Phone:  410 703 8211 


Tuesday Haitian Prayer Group (Creole)

6:00 to 8:00 PM, Main Basilica

Contact: Roseline Dhaiti Phone: 

Phone: 305 294 1018

Thursday Evening Spanish Faith Formation: Disciples of Mercy (Los Discípulos de Misericordia).

This group meets in the Basilica each week as follows: 

  1. Healing Mass, first Thursday at 7:00 pm
  2. Bible Study, second Thursday at 7:30 pm
  3. Lectio Divina, third Thursday at 7:30 pm
  4. Evangelization, fourth Thursday at 7:30 pm


Social Justice Potluck & Movie Night

Fourth Thursday of the month: Mary Immaculate Room, Klaus-Murphy Center

Potluck at 5:30 PM, Movie starts at 6:00

Facilitator: Jay Schwermer  

Phone: 305 942- 0480.

Thursday Evening Bereavement Group (English)

Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:30 PM i

St. Francis Room, Klaus-Murphy Center

Facilitator: Sr. Marietha Kimaro, OSS

Phone: 305-294-1018

Sundays with the Secular Franciscans

Second Sunday of the month

2:00 PM in the St Francis Room, Klaus-Murphy Center

Facilitators: Jim and Jean Maun

Phone: 305 296 7395 Email: