Stella Maris Parish


Blessings to You

Welcome to the Stella Maris Parish website serving the Catholic community of Northern Door County!  We are so happy that you have decided to check out our parish this way.  

I hope you are able to find everything that you need here.  If you can not find something that you want, please reach out to me or anyone else on the staff for further assistance.  We are here for you to offer worship opportunities, faith formation, pastoral care, spiritual development and a caring community in Northern Door County within the Catholic tradition. Let us help you to deepen your experience of life and add more meaning and purpose as you search for what makes your life all that it can be with God.

In Christ’s love,
Fr. Thomas Farrell, Pastor





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Breaking News!

WE'RE HIRING - Stella Maris Parish is seeking the right individual to serve as the Parish Business Adminstrator.  Click Here to view the full job description if interested.
A LETTER FROM FATHER TOM - Click Here to read a special message from our Pastor.
THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION - Following Bishop Ricken's emphasis on reconciliation, Stella Maris will now be offering confession one half hour before all weekend Masses.  Click Here to view current reconciliation times.
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 - From Saturday December 9th through April 20th, 2024, Holy Mass is 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. All are welcome!
PLEASE NOTE FIRST SATURDAY TEMPORARY MASS TIME CHANGE - Our First Saturday Mass celebration has been changed to 7:30 am followed by the Rosary so Father is able to catch the Washington Island ferry for their weekend Mass. So the Masses on January 6, February 3 and March 2 will be at 7:30 am instead of 8:00 am at our Baileys Harbor site.
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!
UNDERSTANDING LENT - Click Here for a printable document that further explains the foundations of the Lenten season.
ENHANCE YOUR LENTEN JOURNEY - Please join us for Exposition, Adoration, and Benediction, with a Monstrance that was blessed by Saint Pope John Paul II on the Easter Sunday before his passing. This Monstrance will only be at Stella Maris for a few days. Adoration will be available in Sister Bay on Friday 2/23 from 2:00-4:00pm prior to Stations of the Cross and in Fish Creek on Saturday 2/24 from noon-3:00pm. On Sunday 2/25, adoration will follow the 10:00am Mass in Sister Bay from 11:15am-12:15pm.  Additionally, adoration will be available after daily Mass on Tuesday 2/27 in Jacksonport, Wednesday 2/28 in Egg Harbor and Thursday 2/29 in Sister Bay, respectively. Click Here to view or print the poster for these amazing worship opportunities.  
MORE LENTEN OPPORTUNITIES - What are the lessons of the Sunday Gospels during Lent? Join Sister of St. Francis of the Holy Cross Sister Elise Cholewinski and Sister Laura Zelten as they lead "Our Lenten Journey." Using different prayer practices the Sisters will help participants experience the Gospel message. Each presentation will be from 10 to 10:45 am on Thursdays at St. Francis Convent, 3110 Nicolet Dr., Green Bay starting February 15th. The presentations are free but are limited to 30 people each date. Click Here to register for the dates you wish to attend.
WINTER WEATHER CANCELLATIONS - Father Tom, the staff and support personnel will make every attempt to maintain our schedule of masses, events and committee meetings. However, we ask that you never place yourself in harms way to attend them. In the event of a cancellation, the following methods of communication will be used: Radio station WDOR(FM 94), TV stations WBAY (Ch2) or on this website under "Breaking News" (Usually if the schools are closed our events are cancelled). Please use your own discretion for safety.
LENT SMALL GROUPS ARE STILL FORMING - Please consider joining one of our small groups for Lent. It is a great way to reflect and share in our lenten journey. Groups are forming in Ellison Bay, Sister Bay and on Zoom. Please Click Here to contact Jan Liss or Click Here to contact Sharon Brabson for more information or to join a group. 
NOW UNDER WAY - The 2024 Bishop's Appeal kicked off on the weekend of February 3rd and 4th. Hopefully you have received your Appeal letter sent from the Catholic Foundation. The Stella Maris goal for 2024 is $56,897. To date, the parish has received 40 gifts totaling $43,680 or 76.77% of our goal.  If you have not had a chance, Click Here to view this years brochure. Blessings to each of you for your generosity.
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

SMART SINGER REHEARSALS - Rehearsals are at our worship site in Fish Creek.  Here are upcoming dates & times:
WEDNESDAY, February 21st, 28th, March 6th, 13th and 20th, (not the 27th) at 2:45pm - Vespers
SATURDAY, March 30th at 4pm

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.


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The following options are available to make financial giving easier on you, the parish, and the environment, by going green through electronic means.

The first option is electronic giving through the WeShare online giving platform.  The process is simple and safe.  For a printable WeShare giver's guide click here to learn how to use the online giving tool.

Once you understand how the process works, simply click on the "Donate Online" icon below to get started. 


The second option is authorize an automatic monthly withdrawal from your checking account.  If this is your preference, please click here, complete the form and return to the parish office.

The third option is to add Stella Maris Parish to you own online bill paying through your bank account.

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