WINTER/SPRING WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE - Our Winter/Spring Weekend Mass schedule begins on Saturday December 9th and runs through Saturday April 20th, 2024. Saturday Masses will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Washington Island, 4:00 pm in Fish Creek and 6:00 pm in Jacksonport. Sunday Masses will be celebrated at 8:00 am in Baileys Harbor and 10:00 am in Sister Bay. Please join us!
WEEKEND MASS ON WASHINGTON ISLAND WITH CHANGES IS WEEKEND - Beginning Saturday December 9th through April 20th, 2024, Holy Mass will be celebrated at 10:30am on Saturdays at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at 1763 Townline Road on Washington Island. Please contact Larry or Diane Kahlscheuer at (920)847-2289 or 920-535-0551 with questions or for more information.
WINTER/SPRING DAILY MASS SCHEDULE - Our Fall/Winter Daily Mass schedule begins Monday October 30th and runs through Friday May 17th. Liturgy of The Word with Communion is offered in Fish Creek on Monday. Holy Mass is celebrated in Jacksonport on Tuesday, Egg Harbor on Wednesday followed by a Holy Hour, Sister Bay on Thursday and Baileys Harbor on Friday. All begin at 8:00 am. Daily Mass is also celebrated each month on the 1st Saturday in Baileys Harbor at 8:00am preceded by the Rosary at 7:30am and on the 3rd Thursday in Sister Bay at 6:00pm preceded by a Holy Hour at 5:00pm. Please join us!
HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS - Please note that the parish office the office will be closed Thursday November 23rd & Friday the 24th, returning on the Monday the 27th. The office will also be closed Saturday December 23rd through Tuesday January 2nd, returning on Wednesday January 3rd. Please plan accordingly.
OFFERTORY COMMITMENT 2024 - Our 2024 Offertory Commitment appeal is underway. To read Father Tom's Commitment invitation Click Here. For a printable copy of the form that can be returned to the office or dropped in the collection basket Click Here. Or, if you'd prefer to complete and submit the form electronically right now from the website, then Click Here.
CAN YOU HELP WITH TOYS FOR KIDS? - Please help to make Christmas happier for less fortunate children in northern Door County. Toys for Kids Collection boxes are located at the main entry of all of our parish sites and are being collected through December 6th. Thank you for your generousity.
SENIOR HOLIDAY DINNER - Gibraltar Area Schools and the Gibraltar High School Student Council are excited to once again invite senior citizens to their Annual Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner on Wednesday, December 6th at 11:00 am. Guests will be seated in the Middle School Gym starting at 10:30 am. Guests will, once again, enjoy performances by Gibraltar Music Department students. Seating is limited, so please place a reservation by contacting Mr. Roets at (920) 868-3284, Ext: 346.
JESUIT RETREAT HOUSE, OSHKOSH - Thursday, December 7th to Sunday, December 10th is the Advent retreat for women. Ms. Carol Ackels, as retreat director, will help retreatants focus on the spiritual riches we can encounter during the Advent and Christmas season and throughout the year. For reservations: Call (920) 231-9060
or Click Here. For retreat questions call: Marcie at (920) 923-2446 or Pam at (414)708-4253.
CHRIST CHILD MEMBERS - Our final event for the year will be a Mass at 8:15 am at Corpus Christi in Sturgeon Bay on December13th for the Shower of Love. Unwrapped gifts for children (newborn to age 8) will be delivered to children through Saint Vincent de Paul.
PLEASE JOIN US - For the special “Jesse Tree Live,” presented by the Stella Maris Faith Formation families! This is a single performance only, don’t miss it! Sunday December 17th at 11:20 after the Sister Bay Mass in the Parish Hall. We hope to see you there!
ADVENT SMALL GROUPS - Small Groups are forming at most of our locations, some in homes, some at Church and even one on Zoom. We will add more groups if there is interest.
Meeting times are as follows:
Gills Rock Tuesdays @7:00 pm
Baileys Harbor Tuesdays @1:30 pm
Sister Bay Sundays @6:00 pm
Egg Harbor Tuesdays @1:30pm
Zoom Meetings Thursdays @9:30 am
If you have any questions or wish to sign up for one of these groups Click Here or call (920) 495-5314 to contact Sharon Brabson or Click Here or call (920) 839-2630 for Jan Liss.
ANOTHER ADVENT/CHRISTMAS OPPORTUNITY - Father Joel Sember has announced that registration for his Virtual Pilgrimage, “Oriens 2023”, will be announced soon and the actual virtual meetings will take place on Sunday’s at 7 pm CST. All sessions are available for re-play and Father usually kicks-off this virtual pilgrimage directly after Thanksgiving. Click Here to watch for updated registration details and sign up to be on the mailing list for details! To purchase "Oriens 2023" Click Here or Click Here
BE A BELL RINGER THIS SEASON - The Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons will be upon us soon! With them comes the sound of The Salvation Army ringing bell! Let’s help our neighbors in need by volunteering to ring! Door County families needing emergency assistance and shoes for children returning to school benefit from the proceeds from local bellringing and your help is needed! Volunteer to ring at one of many locations in Door County. It’s fun and rewarding! Ringing starts Friday, November 17th and runs through Saturday, December 23rd. Early ringers are especially needed. Questions or to sign up for ringing, Click Here to contact Nancy Kexel-Calabresa or call at (920) 883-7886.
LOVE TO SING? - Stella Maris Always Really Terrific Singers—the SMART Singers—enjoy energizing their own sense of community as well as parish worship experiences. Don’t miss an opportunity to join a fun ministry. To join, be SMART! and call the parish office or simply come to the practices on Wednesdays at 3:00pm in the Egg Harbor Church; enter in the back door. (No Practice on 12/13).
SERVERS NEEDED - At the heart of the Mass is the Communion and how thankful we are to God for this great gift of Life! Our priest and our deacons are really appreciated and so are those that minister as eucharistic ministers, sacristans, and servers. This is a seed that I wish to plant in case the Holy Spirit inspires any of you to join as a server. Our parish needs more people, like you, to take on the role of server or sacristan: youth and adults are welcome! If interested call Beth Screnock at 920-868-3241 Ext. 106 Click Here to email.
OPPORTUNITY FOR WRITERS/POETS - What does it mean to remain in Christ? Does this word from the Lord challenge you to really think? If you were to compose a poem or an essay to give an impression of what “remain in me” means, what would you write? Those of you who would like to send me your writing (no more than 400 words), I will select some of them to publish in the Worship Column. Since Advent is almost here, think about a word or two to spring forward into the season of: waiting, hope, expectation, coming of the Messiah or Watchfulness. Send submissions to Beth Screnock at the church office, or Click Here to email.
STELLA MARIS PARISH "STAR OF THE SEA ENDOWMENT" - Tis the Season! As we approach the end of the calendar year, many retirees must consider what to do with their annual RMD (Required Minimum Distribution). Directing your RMD, or a portion of it, to our parish’s endowment fund is a terrific way to make a meaningful contribution and avoid having to report the income on your tax return. Earmark your RMD to the Stella Maris Parish “Star of the Sea” Endowment Fund. Be sure to check with your financial advisor or tax preparer to make sure you follow the rules.
PARISH ANNUAL REPORT - A full copy of the 2022 Parish Annual Report can be viewed by clicking Here.
UNABLE TO ATTEND MASS? - All who are hospitalized or in an assisted living facilty, incarcerated, or otherwise physcially unable to attend Mass in person can still participate in celebration of the Holy Mass. Please pray with us from wherever you are!
- Mass is live streamed on the Stella Maris Facebook page from Stella Maris Parish beginning on the first Sunday of Advent at 8:00 am.
- Several options are offered by the Diocese of Green Bay. Click Here to review.