Our Lady Star of the Sea

Confessions are being held in the Cry Room on Thursday and Friday after the 9:00 AM Mass, and on Saturday at 3:00 PM.  

Click on the following link for the

First Sunday Of Advent, November, 29th: https://youtu.be/F6LYC2FTpDo

Peaceful Meditations from our Organist, Michael: https://youtu.be/cKlf_JenzlE 

 

Welcome to Our Lady Star of the Sea

Whether you’re a visitor to our wonderful area or a local parishioner, a heartfelt welcome and thank you for visiting our webpage.  As a Catholic church on the Grand Strand, we strive to be a devout Catholic community open to all.  We have a wide variety of services and organizations available to you, which can be found within our website.  More importantly, we provide the opportunity for you to gather with us in worship and fellowship to fulfill the Lord’s mission.

Father Ray Leonard

Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil:  4:00pm, 6:00pm

Sunday: 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm & 1:30pm (Spanish)

Monday - Friday: 8:00am & 9:00am

First Saturday of each month: 8:00am

 

Confessions

Thursday and Friday: Following 9 a.m. Mass

Saturday: 3:00 pm and also by appointment

November 10, 2020

Dear Parishioners:

I regret to have to inform you that Jacob Ouellette, director of youth ministry at Our Lady Star of
the Sea Catholic Church and former employee at Holy Trinity Catholic School, has been arrested
in connection with a multi-jurisdictional investigation targeting sexual exploitation of minors via
the internet. He has been charged with one count of criminal solicitation of a minor and one
count of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Soon after learning about his arrest, Ouellette was placed on administrative leave. This means he
is suspended from his position and is not allowed to participate in parish or school activities or
be on parish or school properties.

Ouellette has been working at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church since August 2019. He
volunteered at Holy Trinity Catholic School from 2016 - 2018 before being hired in October
2018. Additionally, he volunteered at St. Andrew Catholic School for several months in 2019.

Ouellette passed a criminal history screening, signed the diocesan required code-of-conduct,
signed an acknowledgement of the diocese's policy concerning allegations of sexual misconduct
and completed sex abuse prevention training before he was allowed to work with diocesan youth.

Anyone with information about possible sexual abuse with minors by Church personnel is asked
to notify civil authorities in their area. Louisa Storen, victim assistance coordinator for the
Diocese of Charleston, is available for a counseling referral and guidance should you or anyone
in your family need her. She can be reached at (800) 921-8122.

In Christ,

Father Ray Leonard, Administrator


November 12, 2020

Dear Parishioners:

Since sending you the above letter on Tuesday about the arrest of Jacob Ouellette, former director of youth ministry at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, additional information concerning the criminal charges filed against him has been made available. To clarify, he is facing one count of criminal solicitation of a minor and one count of second-degree attempted criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Anyone with information about possible sexual abuse with minors by Church personnel is asked to notify civil authorities in their area. Louisa Storen, victim assistance coordinator for the Diocese of Charleston, is available for counseling referral and guidance should you or anyone in your family need her. She can be reached at (800) 921-8122.

God's Peace,

Father Raymond Leonard

 

 

 

 

 

We are a Roman Catholic community in the Diocese of Charleston serving the spiritual needs of Catholics on the Grand Strand.  We do this by proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Liturgy, Sacraments, Outreach, Catholic Education, and above all a visible love of God and neighbor.