There are many ministries at Our Lady Star of the Sea which make it such a thriving parish for living out the call to holiness. The ministries and apostolates at Star of the Sea are a wonderful way for Catholics to get involved in work and opportunities to grow in faith at our parish. Find out more about these ministries below and how you can get involved.

Altar Society

Altar Society

The Altar Society’s special work is the care of the sanctuary. The society supplies funds for the altar bread, wine, candles, linens and flowers. They meet in the Parish Center the first Thursday of the month from September to June. If you would like to help with the...

American Heritage Girls

American Heritage Girls

American Heritage Girls (AHG) is a faith-based character development for all girls 5-18 years of age. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. With emphasis on Christian values and family...

Banner Committee

Banner Committee

The beautiful banners hanging in the Church for the Liturgical seasons are designed and sewn by the Banner Committee. If you are a good seamstress and would like to join this creative group, contact Tricia MacIntyre at 360-362-2570

Benedict House

Benedict House

Helping homeless men and homeless men with children rebuild their lives. Dear friends of Benedict House, Many folks are struggling now during this pandemic. Since we are all quarantined, Benedict House is as well. Normally dinner is the only meal needed, but now they...

Doves Bible Study

Doves Bible Study

Doves is a Bible Study group for mature single women. If you are interested in joining and would like to know more about this study group, please contact Susan Venard at suesuepv@msn.com or 981-9190

Funeral Reception

Funeral Reception

Ministering to those suffering the loss of a loved one represents a unique opportunity to "comfort the suffering." The reception committee serves in a concrete, practical and loving way to make this difficult time a little easier to bear.  Volunteers are always needed...

Homeschooler’s Group

Homeschooler’s Group

The Stella Maris Homeschooler's Group offers support for our homeschooling parents and occasionally meet up for events/activities. For details and more information please contact, Crystal Ley at leyrun@comcast.net

Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is an association of Catholic men faithful to the Church and dedicated to the four cardinal principals of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. The Knights Council 1379 is very active in our parish, and they sponsor a monthly Sunday parish...

Legion of Mary

Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary is a world-wide organization of Catholic men and women who offer their services to the pastor to aid him in performing spiritual works in the Parish.  The primary purpose of Legion membership has always been the personal growth in holiness of its...

Martha Ministry

Martha Ministry

Martha Ministry is a group of parishioners who provide homemade meals to support those experiencing a temporary difficulty, such as recovering from surgery, an illness, a sudden emergency or a death or new birth in the family.  We deliver fresh and/or frozen meals for...

Mother’s Group

Mother’s Group

Mother's Group is a mom's support group open to ALL Mothers, whether you are expecting or have adult children. We all have something to share about our journey in motherhood and raising our families in the deep tradition of the Catholic faith. We are called to support...

Parent’s Club

Parent’s Club

Parent's Club consists of the parents whose children attend Our Lady Star of the Sea School. Parent's Club provide family activities throughout the year, for example, going to Skateland, attending Mariner's games, organize and support the Advent Store for our students...

Perpetual Adoration

Perpetual Adoration

"Adore and Praise the immense love Jesus has for you in this Sacrament of Himself... He comes from heaven for you personally, to offer you companionship and consolation." - Peter Julian Eymard Perpetual Adoration is a Eucharistic devotion whereby members of Our Lady...

Respect Life Committee

Respect Life Committee

The mission of our Respect Life Committee is to support, educate and provide information to our Catholic Community and to the general public on life issues, to support local pregnancy centers and other “life-supporting” groups, to educate ourselves on current life...

Rosary Makers

Rosary Makers

Our Lady of Fatima made several requests which include Reconciliation, attending Mass and praying the Rosary for "Conversion of Life." Our Rosary Makers help fulfill this request by making and supplying rosaries for those that need them. No experience is necessary and...

Sacred Story Community

Sacred Story Community

The Sacred Story Community at Our Lady Star of the Sea forms missionary disciples through the Ignatian Method. Our holistic formation to participate in the New Evangelization of the Church begins through engaging the Forty Weeks spiritual program together with others...

San Lorenzo Guild

San Lorenzo Guild

The roots of the guild began in 1994 when a group of Filipino families gathered for First Saturday Reparation. A year after this gathering it evolved into a weekly prayer meeting. Simultaneously a devotion to the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy also began. As the group...

Secular Franciscans

Secular Franciscans

The Franciscans are a community of men and women who seek to pattern their lives after Christ in the spirit of St. Francis. They meet the first Sunday of each month in the Parish Center. For more information, please contact Julie at 360-479-7636.

Sister Parish Ministry

Sister Parish Ministry

Our Lady Star of the Sea formed a sister parish relationship with Mary, Mother of the Church, Nyakishenyi Parish, in the Kabale Diocese, located in southwestern Uganda in January of 2010. Star of the Sea parishioners are encouraged to pray especially for and help with...

Star Seniors

Star Seniors

Fun, Faith, and Food with friends no longer working. Watch the bulletin and website for upcoming socials and events! For details, please contact Kathy Warcup or Diane Mahoney at dianelmahoney@msn.com, 692-8419

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry has been an active ministry in our parish since 1991. We are fellow parishioners with gifts for listening and care giving who have been selected to serve our members who have experienced a loss in their lives from illness, death or other causes.  We...

Sunday Hospitality

Sunday Hospitality

Complimentary breakfast with coffee after the 8:15 AM and 11:00 AM Masses on Sundays. Each Sunday's hospitality is hosted by one of our various ministries. If you would like to volunteer your ministry or for more information, contact Mark Powell at mark@starofthesea.net

That Man is You!

That Man is You!

That Man is You! is an interactive, multimedia men’s program focused upon the development of authentic male leadership. Men meet in Camerman Hall bright and early at 6:00am every Thursday. Meetings include breakfast, a world class DVD presentation, and discussions for...

Trail Life USA

Trail Life USA

Trail Life USA is a Christian adventure, character and leadership program for young men. The K-12 program centers on outdoor experiences that build a young man's skills and allow him to grow on a personal level as a role model and leader for his peers. Trail Life...

Vianney Cenacle

Vianney Cenacle

Monthly prayer gathering in support of priests and vocations. First Thursday of every month from 7:00 – 8:00pm in the Church. Come pray for our priests and for vocations to the religious life!   Contact: Helen Smith at navynursemidwife@mac.com or 434-4311

Welcome Ministry

Welcome Ministry

The Welcome Ministry wants you to feel welcome at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church from the moment you arrive in the parish. Greeters working in pairs arrive approximately ten minutes prior to Mass and station themselves on either side of the vestibule to greet and...

WELCOME Retreat’s Committee/Shadow Team

WELCOME Retreat’s Committee/Shadow Team

WELCOME Retreat's Continuation Committee/Shadow Team supports ongoing WELCOME Retreats and ensures they run smoothly. Visit our page to learn more about our upcoming retreats and to prayerfully consider joining the team! Contact Anne Stamper at...

Widow & Widowers Grief Fellowship

Widow & Widowers Grief Fellowship

Have you lost a loved one? You are not alone. Widow and Widowers minister to each other through prayer, sharing and listening. Meetings are held monthly in the parish center. Call the Parish Office for information.

Young Adults

Young Adults

Our parish young adults group is for all married or single adults in the age group of 18-35.  We offer a program of social events and spiritual growth opportunities.  See our Young Adults & Families Page!

Young Ladies Institute

Young Ladies Institute

YLI is an organization of Catholic Women dedicated to the Christian principles of charity and love. The Young Ladies Institute’s main purpose is to promote the work of the Church, support the education of priests and inspire spiritual growth of individual members. The...

Other Ministries:

 

Ministry Contact Contact via
Adult Confirmation, Deacon Bill Hamlin deacon.hamlin@starofthesea.net
Tuesday Morning Bible Study Lucy C. clemenlucy@gmail.com
Extraordinary Ministers Deacon Bill Hamlin deacon.hamlin@starofthesea.net
Extraordinary Ministers for the Homebound Kathy Warcup kathy@starofthesea.ne
Faith Works Sister Amata Christi sachristi@starofthesea.net
Fidelis

Sarah Keller

or Ruth Rivaldi

sarah.c.keller@gmail.com

ruthrivaldi@gmail.com

Fraternus John Boyle jboyle90@gmail.com
Ignite Ruby youth missionary  ruby@starofthesea.net
Mary’s Place Deacon Hamlin deacon.hamlin@starofthesea.net
RCIA Tony H. steelman@machineengr.com
Sparks Christian youth missionary christian@starofthesea.net
Teen Confirmation Tessa youth missionary tessa@starofthesea.net
Ushers Ginny G. tenthcousin@gmail.com
Wednesday Adult Faith Formation Fr. Lappe info@starofthesea.net

 

Apostolates and Other Outreach Opportunities

Benedict House

Helping homeless men and homeless men with children rebuild their lives.

Contact: Deacon Bill Hamlin at deacon.hamlin@starofthesea.net or 479-3777

Catholic Community Services

Human service outreach arms of the Archdiocese

Contact: Deacon Bill Hamlin at deacon.hamlin@starofthesea.net or 479-3777

Cursillo

Cursillo is a movement of the Catholic Church which involves friends helping, inspiring and encouraging each other in living and growing in the Catholic faith. The usual way of getting started in Cursillo is to attend a Cursillo week-end.  It is a joyous workshop in our Catholic faith where everyone experiences three essential encounters: an encounter with oneself, an encounter with Jesus Christ, and an encounter with others. For more information about our Archdiocesan Cursillo Movement, visit our website at www.seattlecursillo.org or

Contact: Jerry Hyde at 360-377-9335.

El Shaddai

Contact: Norma S. at nsmith1343@msn.com

Militia Immaculata

The Militia of the Immaculata (MI) is a worldwide evangelization movement founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe in 1917 that encourages total consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary as a means of spiritual renewal for individuals and society. The MI movement is open to all Catholics over 7 years old. It employs prayer as the main tool in the spiritual battle with evil.

Contact: Julie Elkington at julieelkinton@msn.com or 479-7636

Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a term for various methods of fertility awareness used by couples to achieve or postpone pregnancies. NFP is highly effective (99% effective rate) when properly learned and practiced. NFP can help build better marriages by enhancing communication and respect between spouses and by keeping God at the center of married love. NFP is accepted by all major religions including the Catholic Church as a means of spacing babies or limiting family size when a married couple has a sufficiently serious reason to do so. It is simple and available here at Our Lady Star of the Sea.

Contact: Lucy Clemen at clemenlucy@gmail.com or 271-3611

Project Rachel

Compassion and care for those touched by abortion. Many people whose lives are touched by abortion experience feelings of fear, anxiety, guilt, panic and pressure. The Catholic Church understands and cares.  Project Rachel reaches out to all in compassion and concern.

Call 1-800-822-4673.  All calls are confidential.

Friends of Stella Maris

Friends of Stella Maris offers support for the Stella Maris House, helping homeless women and homeless women with children rebuild their lives.

Contact: Patricia Weygandt at weygandtp@gmail.com or 503-706-7432

St. Vincent de Paul Sociey

Offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis.

Contact: Craig Weygandt at weygandtc@gmail.com or 503-360-4343