WELCOME VISITORS AND NEW PARISHIONERS

Welcome to The Basilica of Saint Mary Star of the Sea. Whether you are a visitor or new to our parish, interested in becoming Catholic, seeking to return to the practice of your faith or an active member of our parish, we are pleased that you have come to our website and we will do all that we can to assist you. If you cannot find the information that you are seeking on this website, please call our parish office (305) 294 1018 or email us at stmary@stmarykeywest.com and we will make every effort to help you.

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.

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

Pamphlets, leading you on a self-guided walking tour of the Basilica, are available at the entrance to the Basilica or you can visit our Web App at http://bsmkw.com on your mobile device.

“With a hymn composed in the eighth or ninth century, thus for over a thousand years, the Church has greeted Mary, the Mother of God, as “Star of the Sea”: Ave maris stella. Human life is a journey. Towards what destination? How do we find the way? Life is like a voyage on the sea of history, often dark and stormy, a voyage in which we watch for the stars that indicate the route. The true stars of our life are the people who have lived good lives. They are lights of hope. Certainly, Jesus Christ is the true light, the sun that has risen above all the shadows of history. But to reach him we also need lights close by—people who shine with his light and so guide us along our way. Who more than Mary could be a star of hope for us? With her “yes” she opened the door of our world to God himself; she became the living Ark of the Covenant, in whom God took flesh, became one of us, and pitched his tent among us (cf. Jn 1:14).

Pope Benedict XVI from his Encyclical Letter, Spe Salvi

 

 

Help Build Our New High School

Online Gift Shop Now Open!

Our online gift shop is now open. You may now purchase items and have them shipped directly to you. If you have visited our store and don’t see some of our items online, give us a call and we will ship the order to you.

Gift Shop Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am – 3pm, Sat: Closed, Sunday: 8am – 12pm.
For information, call Michelle Nelson at (305) 294-0651.

All proceeds from the Gift Shop benefit The Basilica School.

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CHARITY IS THE POWER OF ONE
BUT THE STRENGTH OF MANY!

THANK YOU to everyone who generously made a commitment to the 2022 Archbishop’s Charities and Development (ABCD) and for embracing the call to make God present in your everyday life. Because of your sacrificial gift, our parish community remains vibrantly united with our Catholic community here in South Florida by serving the Church beyond what happens here in our parish.

If you have not yet completed your pledge, please prayerfully make your pledge and return it to the church office or in the collection basket.
You can obtain a pledge envelope at the entrance of the Basilica, from the Rectory or you can make a gift online at www.isupportabcd.org.

Through your generosity and participation in the ABCD, we bring hope by serving others in their time of need, stand in solidarity with all our
brothers and sisters in raising a unified voice for peace and for dignity of all human life, and we bring Christ to everyone, everywhere. On behalf of all those who are served through the ABCD, thank you.

MUSIC SELECTIONS – FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Procession: #450 “O God Our Help in Ages Past”
Gloria Refrain: Gloria in excelsis deo, Gloria! Gloria!
                          Gloria in excelsis deo et in terra, terra pax!
Offertory: #516 “Holy Wisdom, Lamp of Learning”
Communion: “Simple Gifts” from Appalachian
                         Spring by A. Copland, arr. R. Murphy
Recessional: #582 “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” (v. 1,2&4)

ADORERS NEEDED

During this time of year many of our parishioners will be returning to places far removed from Key West. May they travel safely. The Adoration Chapel is in need of adorers to fill these vacancies.
Everyone is welcome to take advantage of this great opportunity to be in the presence of the Body of Christ. Come and let Him transform you. If you are interested in participating, please call Maria Del Pino at (305) 587-3545 or the Rectory to fill in the adoration hours or to be part of the substitute list.

REPLENISH THE FOOD PANTRIES

This Sunday, July 2, we will be distributing the blue grocery bags to replenish the food pantries. The bags are imprinted with those non-perishable food items most needed, but any non-perishable food you can provide will help.
We ask that you return the bags the following Sunday placing your offering to those in need in front of the altar under St. Joseph. Thank you for your generosity.

CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS YARD SALE
SATURDAY, JULY 2
6:00AM TO 11:30AM

Our new place and time is: Saturday July 2nd 6:00 am to 11:30 am 1110 Truman Avenue (The Old Bike Shop) Corner of Truman Avenue and Varela Street.

HAITIAN PRAYER GROUP

The Haitian prayer group has begun meeting on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Basilica.

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.

PERPETUAL ADORATION CHAPEL

Everyone is welcome to spend some quiet time with Jesus in our Adoration Chapel. May we take advantage of this great opportunity to be in the presence of the Body of Christ. Come and let Him transform you. If you are interested in participating, please call Maria Del Pino at (305) 587-3545.

Las personas que están interesadas en convertirse en Católico o completar los Sacramentos de Comunión y Confirmación, pueden comunicarse a las oficinas de la Rectoría (305-294-1018) para más información.
La clase se lleva acabo a las 6:00 pm en la Basílica todos los primer jueves de cada mes.

For more information you may contact the Rectory Office at 305-294-1018.

Gabriel Project

It has been nearly fifty years since the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision legalized the abortion of children in America. So, to not forget the millions of victims of abortion, January is recognized as Respect Life month. Our parish has several ministries that work year round to celebrate the gift of life while assisting expectant mothers in the Lower Keys. The Knights of Columbus gives generously to such causes, even constructing a memorial for the unborn just outside our beautiful grotto. On Sunday, January 24 following the 10:30 a.m. Mass, you are
invited to join them and the Catholic Daughters in the recitation of the holy rosary in the grotto to support respect life month.

The Gabriel Project is the parish’s newest respect life outreach, providing a myriad of services for mothers throughout our community. For more information, you are invited to visit: www.GabrielProjectKW.com.

If you’re interested in assisting the Gabriel Project, please give us a call at 786-492-2867.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS

If you are interested in becoming a Catholic, finding out more about the faith, or have not yet made your First communion or confirmation, you are invited attend. Classes are held on Mondays at 6:00p.m. in the Klaus Murphy Center Star of the Sea Room.

For more information, please call the Rectory office at 305-294-1018.

FORMED is considered the “Netflix for Catholics” and provides extensive access to on demand videos, audio presentations, and eBooks for adults and children in English and in Spanish These resources can be easily accessed online and on any device anytime, anywhere.

To start your free membership, go to www.stmaryskw.formed.org. If prompted to enter a code, enter N4K8W9. If you need assistance or have any questions email them to formed@stmarykeywest.com. Enjoy!

WALKING ROSARY

A walking rosary is said in the Grotto promptly after the 7:30 Mass each morning. Please come and pray with us any day or every day. Our Parish visitors are especially welcome. The rosary’s complement to daily Mass is a great way to start your day.

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academic, cultural, and social development.
To make a donation, please visit
www.basilicaschoolkeywest.com or call 305-294-1031.

CONTACT US

The Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea

Address

The Basilica of Saint Mary Star of the Sea
1010 Windsor Lane
Key West, FL 33040

Phone/Fax

305-294-1018 Office

305-292-8096 Fax

Email

stmary@stmarykeywest.com