SUMMER WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE - Our Summer Weekend Mass schedule is now in place and runs through Sunday October 22nd. Saturday Masses will be celebrated 4:00 pm in Fish Creek and 6:00 pm in Egg Harbor. Sunday Masses will be celebrated at 8:00 am in Baileys Harbor, 10:00 am in Sister Bay, 10:00am in Jacksonport and at 1:00 pm on Washington Island. All are welcome!
WEEKEND MASS ON WASHINGTON ISLAND - Holy Mass is celebrated at 1:00pm on Sundays 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.
SUMMER DAILY MASS SCHEDULE - Our Summer Daily Mass schedule is now in place and runs through Friday October 27th. Holy Mass is celebrated in Fish Creek on Monday, Jacksonport on Tuesday, Egg Harbor on Wednesday, 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 and on the 3rd Thursday in Sister Bay at 6:00pm. Please join us!
STEWARDSHIP DRIVE 2023 - Our 2023 stewardship drive is underway and this year, we’re focusing on Living Our Faith by sharing our Time and Talents with our parish community. Whether you are a year-round or seasonal parishioner, adult or youth, there are numerous opportunities for you to become more involved at Stella Maris. To read Father Tom's Stewardship invitation Click Here. The 2023 Stella Maris Parish Ministry Opportunities brochure is available at our churches or to print at home Click Here. To view descriptions of our many Stewardship opportunities Click Here. If you prefer to complete and submit the form electronically then simply Click Here. Please note, if you are already involved in one or more parish ministry, please complete and return the form indicating your continuing interest. Thank you for making Stella Maris such a special place to worship.
ALL ARE WELCOME - The Northern Door Churches Present:
Loaves and Fishes - A Community Gathering for a Monthly Nutritious Meal
Stella Maris Church is delighted to announce the upcoming "Loaves and Fishes" dinner, a heartwarming community monthly gathering scheduled for Thursday October 12th, from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. This event is open to everyone, and we invite all members of the Northern Door community to join us for a free, nutritious meal. No reservations are necessary.
We believe in fostering unity and providing for our community members in need. "Loaves and Fishes" is a testament to this commitment, welcoming J1 participants, students, high school students, college students, seasonal workers, families, the elderly, and singles. No one should go hungry, and everyone is warmly invited to this evening of food and fellowship.
The dinner menu for the October event promises to satisfy the taste buds and nourish the soul. Our guests will be treated to a delightful meal featuring Hamburger Stroganoff, a fresh and crisp salad, followed by a delectable dessert. We aim to offer not only a fulfilling meal but also a sense of togetherness and support to all who attend.
- Date: October 12th
- Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
- Location: Stella Maris Church, 2410 S Bay Shore Drive Sister Bay
Whether you're a local resident or just passing through Door County, we encourage you to mark your calendar for this special evening. The meals are held monthly April through December on the 2nd Thursday of the month. "Loaves and Fishes" is a reminder that our community is built on care and compassion, and we are here to share both with open arms. Additional events are scheduled for November 9th and December 14th.
Please Click Here or call (616) 481- 5274 to contact Laura McDowell, Volunteer Coordinator if there is a specific month you're willing to help.
THE CHOSEN - Is a show about the life of Jesus that brings the Gospel alive and allows us to see Jesus through the eyes of those who knew him best. Only one episode remains for Season 3. Viewing begins at 8:45 am at the Sister Bay site. Please join us on Thursday October 12th.
PARISH FEAST DAY - Stella Maris is Latin for “Star of the Sea” and her Feast Day is September 27th. This year it lands on a Wednesday. In honor of this celebration and within the “octav,” the parish is invited to join in singing hymns in praise of Mary before each weekend Mass on September 30th and October 1. Also, October is traditionally the Month of the Holy Rosary. We will begin shortly after the recitation of the Rosary. The parish 20th year anniversary lands in year 2025 and there are plans being made to celebrate with a Solemn Mass with Bishop Ricken. Creative suggestions for an event to combine with this are welcome (picnic? art fair? other?) Click Here to send ideas to Beth Screnock Click or Click Here to send them to Deacon Tony.
NEW WORSHIP MUSIC COMING - Saturday October 7th and Sunday, October 8th will be the premier of the song, “Hidden and So Beautiful,” in the Worship Guide #27, at each Mass. The SMART singers and the cantors will help us learn the song. Click Here for a humble recording of it if you wish to hear it ahead of time.
SMART SINGERS - It's time for the Fall Choir to gather. Those of you who like to sing and would like to join, please Click Here to email Beth Screnock or call her at (920) 868-3241 ext. 106 Additionally, anyone play the flute? A well-tuned guitar? Other? Please consider sharing your talents. If interested please let Beth know.
BOXING CHRISTMAS JOY - Once again Stella Maris Parish will be sharing the joy of Christmas with children living in poverty from around the world. "Box of Joy" is a Cross Catholic Outreach program. By filling a shoebox with small toys, clothing, hygiene items and school supplies, you can share God's love in a tangible manner. Filled shoeboxes or donations of items for the boxes can be placed in the main entry collection bins from September 24th to October 29th. Boxes will be blessed on November 5th. Shipping per box is $9.00. Empty boxes will be avalable. Our annual Box of Joy collection for needy children around the world will begin in just a few weeks. Begin thinking about what school and hygiene items and small toys you may wish to include in your box/es this year. More details coming soon.
MEMORIALS FOR THE BORN AND UNBORN - A memorial for the unborn allows parents and anyone who has a place in their hearts for these souls to have a place to pray and mourn, to give them a voice. Whether an abortion or miscarriage, there is usually not a burial. This memorial promotes the sanctity of human life. Through the availability of a grant available through the Diocese and the generosity of the Knights of Columbus, the Respect Life committee arranged for purchase of granite memorials to be placed at each of our four cemeteries. All are invited to visit at any time, especially as we commemorate All Saints Day and All Soul’s Day. Click Here to view a brochure with additional information.
RESPECT LIFE IMPORTANT INFORMATION - The parish Respect Life Committee has recently published important information for Mom's in need. Click Here to visit their page or Click Here to go directly to the Resource Guide.
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.