Masses are cancelled:

St. Mary, Star of the Sea and St. Francis de Sales Mission Masses are cancelled through April 14th. 

All Parish/Lenten activities (Stations & Soup Dinners, and Wednesdays Prayer & Reflections), Parish Penance Service on 3/26, and Religious Education classes for youth and adults are cancelled too.

The following pastoral opportunities are available:

1) Please contact Fr. William regarding Reconciliation.

2) St Mary, Star of the Sea Church is open for limited hours, 9 am - 2 pm (Tues-Fri) 

3) The USCCB has posted some excellent resources for in-home prayer and engagement, including links to online Masses, daily readings, prayers, spiritual tips and ideas: 

For livestreamed Masses, go to: or
 You may also make an Act of Spiritual Communion.

4) Hammond Mission:  
Activities are cancelled. Please contact Fr. William regarding Reconciliation.

5) Prayer requests:
Fr. William will have private Masses and will pray for all our parishioners. Please know that he will pray the Mass Intentions and if you have any prayer requests, please email us at:  


Please, let us all join together in our own homes to pray the Chaplet of Mercy each and every Friday at 3:00 pm.
“It is not we alone who pray, nor do we pray by our own strength; nor is it our own indigence we have to give. It is Jesus who prays in us. It is by his infinite merits that we pray, it is of his infinite treasure, his inexhaustible satisfaction.

Prayer can reach where the pen fails to go. He who is faithful in prayer will serve God with fervor. Lord help me love you in the way you deserve to be loved … 

Love is a gift, a gift I earnestly beg for each of one of you, so dearly loved by our Lord … Let us pray for each other very earnestly … and beg Jesus with great entreaty to increase our love.”
Saint Katherine Drexel

Updated 3/24/20