Parish Ministries

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.

Other Ministries:

Ministry Contact Contact via
Adult Confirmation Deacon Bill Hamlin deacon.hamlin@starofthesea.net
Tuesday Morning Bible Study Lucy C. clemenlucy@gmail.com
Blue Knights Priscilla McKinney priscilla@starofthesea.net
Extraordinary Ministers Deacon Bill Hamlin deacon.hamlin@starofthesea.net
Extraordinary Ministers for the Homebound Kathy Warcup kathy@starofthesea.net
Faith Works Priscilla McKinney priscilla@starofthesea.net
Fidelis Bernadette H. ykc_berna@yahoo.com
Fraternus Jason C.  ceraldej@hotmail.com
Ignite Jason C. ceraldej@hotmail.com
Little Flowers Priscilla McKinney priscilla@starofthesea.net
Mary's Place Deacon Hamlin deacon.hamlin@starofthesea.net
Men's Spirituality Allen P. alpacita@comcast.net
RCIA Tony H. steelman@machineengr.com
Sparks Patty M peppermintpatty@comcast.net
Teen Confirmation Kristen M. netsirk96@comcast.net
Ushers Ginny G. tenthcousin@gmail.com
Wednesday Adult Faith Formation Erik G. megarvey@hotmail.com

Apostolates and Other Outreach Opportunities

A network of Catholic Women serving the Bishops and Priests of the Archdiocese.

Contact: Connie Schwegel cjschweg@comcast.net or 377-5805

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

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

Human service outreach arms of the Archdiocese

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

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.

Contact: Norma S. at nsmith1343@msn.com

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 (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

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.

Stella Maris Guild 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

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

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