New Diocesan Announcement

The suspension of all Masses and Activities will continue through Easter.

The Diocese will livestream Holy Week and Easter Sunday Masses from the Chapel of the Holy Family at the Charleston Pastoral Center during the following days and times at and

* Palm Sunday, April 5 ~ Mass in English at 11:00 AM; Mass in Spanish at 12:30 PM

* Monday, April 6 - Mass at 8:30 AM

* Tuesday, April 7 ~ Chrism Mass at 11:00 AM

* Wednesday, April 8 ~ Mass at 8:30 AM

* Holy Thursday, April 9 ~ Liturgy of the Lord's Supper at 8:00 PM

* Good Friday, April 10 ~ Liturgy at 3:00 PM

* Easter Virgil, April 11 ~ Mass at 8:00 PM

* Easter Sunday, April 12 ~ Mass in English at 11:00 AM;  Mass in Spanish at 12:30 PM

Our Lady Star of the Sea will be open for private prayer each day from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  The Church Office will remain closed; however, church personnel will be on hand to answer questions via telephone at 843-249-2356 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 Noon or you may leave a message and your call will be returned.  For those in danger of death in need of Last Rites or Anointing, please call 843-249-2356 and press 3.


Letter from Fr. Ray

It is with great sadness that we must suspend all Masses and activities until further notice.  COVID-19 has dramatically affected us all in so many ways.  Remember that the Lord Jesus is in our midst now and always.  As he touched lives, healed the sick and ministered with love and merciful compassion throughout the Gospels, know that he will continue to do so for us.

This outbreak affords us an opportunity to love and reach out in new ways to family, friends and neighbors.  Know that you live in the shelter of the Most High.  "My refuge and my Fortress; my God, in whomI trust (Psalm 91:102).  If you know someone who is lonely, sick or depressed, call them and encourage them with a message of God's hope.  If you are aware of church parishioners who are shut in, sick or alone, please call the church office at 843-249-2356 with the person's name so we can check in on them.  Please be patient.  This crisis will end.  The church is still open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM if you wish to stop in for private time with the Lord.  We all greatly miss the regular Holy Eucharist.  Be sure we shall resume the usual celebrations as soon as possible.

Please continue praying and offering acts of charity for the end of the Coronvirus outbreak.  Let us pray for those suffering with this disease, healing for the affected and protection and safety for all, guidance and wisdom for our leaders, strength and protection for Doctors, Nurses, Health Care Professionals, and relief for all those affected by the social and economic impact of this outbreak.

Hope in God's power and keep praying regularly.

Sincerely yours in the Lord.

Fr. Ray


A huge thank you to all parishioners who are mailing in their weekly/monthly contributions to Our Lady Star of the Sea.  Your donations greatly assist us with our many ongoing financial obligations.  Online Giving is also a simple way to donate.  Simply go to our website at, click on Online Giving and follow the instructions.


Letter from Most Rev. Robert E. Guglielmone

Bishop of Charleston

My Dear Friends,

These are uncertain and frightening times. There are many questions we can’t answer right now: When will the children go back to school? When will we go back to work? How can I support my family if we are stuck at home? What if one of us gets sick?

One thing that remains constant is the Catholic Church and the unwavering support that is offered. The Church, established by Jesus Christ himself, will always be here for us. Jesus promised never to leave his Bride, and we are his Church. We are the Bride of Christ.

We still have buildings to keep open. We have mortgages to pay. We need to keep the lights on in our parishes so that, when we are able to resume life again and celebrate the Eucharist together in person, our beloved worship spaces will be operational.

Your parish needs you. Our diocese needs you. Please continue to financially support your parish as you are able. Many will not be able to give right now, and that is understandable. Please take care of your families first. For those who can, and perhaps for those who can give a little extra to cover those who can’t, please help to sustain our churches at this critical time.

You can give directly to your parish through their online offertory system, or one the diocese has created at All funds will be sent to your parish on a weekly basis. 

There will come a day, soon, when we will worship together again. As we enter into Holy Week and prepare to celebrate the Resurrection at Easter, feel the embrace of the Father and lean into your faith. Remain hopeful, pray unceasingly, and be assured of my prayers for you and your families.

In the Lord's Peace,

Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone

Bishop of Charleston


The following may be viewed on TV and Online from various sources.

          The Diocese of Charleston is livestreaming from the Chapel of the Holy Family -

                   On Facebook:                                                                           

                          Daily Mass, Monday through Saturday at 8:30 AM

                          Stations of the Cross, Fridays at 3:00 PM

                  On YouTube:

                         Sunday Mass at 11:00 AM  

                         Misa en espanol los domingos a la 12:30 PM (Mass in Spanish)

          EWTN: Masses every day including Sunday: 8:00 AM, 12 Noon, & 7:00 PM

                         HTC Channel 11-2, Spectrum Channel 63

         You may also access St. Gregory the Great Sunday Live Stream Broadcast Mass - 11:00 AM every Sunday:


Anuncio Importante 

El horario de la Semana Santa se encuentra en este sitio web bajo Calendario

Queridos amigos,

Ruego para que todos ustedes que estén bien durante este tiempo difícil y que los vuelva a ver a todos pronto.  Mientras tanto, les pido que ayuden a la parroquia Nuestra Señora Estrella del Mar.  El Corona virus está afectando nuestra capacidad para poder cubrir nuestros gastos operativos básicos.  Si usted podría enviar por correo o dejar sus donaciones semanales/ mensuales en nuestra ranura de correo recién instalado, ubicado en el edificio de la oficina de la parroquia frente al Hwy 17 en la puerta de madera cerca de la avenida 8th, Estas donaciones son realmente apreciadas.  También puede contribuir en línea visitando nuestro sitio web en haga clic en el botón de donación en línea y siga las instrucciones.

  Si necesita ponerse en contacto con nosotros durante este tiempo de prueba, llame al 843-249-2356 y deje un mensaje y nos pondremos en contacto con usted o ustedes  tan pronto como podamos.  Para obtener información actualizada sobre Nuestra Señora Estrella del Mar y la Diócesis de Charleston, vaya a nuestro sitio web en

 Nota importante: Recientemente se ha traído a mi atención que otra estafa de correo electrónico está pasando alrededor.  El correo electrónico es supuestamente de mí pidiendo ayuda.  Esto es una estafa.  Por favor, sepa que nunca le pediría nada individualmente por correo electrónico.  Si se necesitara algo, les llamaría directamente.

 Mis oraciones siempre están con ustedes y sus familias.

 Padre Ray Leonard


 Efectivo Inmediatamente no habrá misas o confesiones en la Diócesis de Charleston hasta Abril 1ro.

En Nuestra Iglesia Nuestra Señora Estrella Del Mar (OLSS) por sus siglas en ingles todas las misas, confesiones, catecismo y todo tipo de actividad han sido canceladas. La iglesia se mantendrá abierta de 8:00 AM a 4:00 PM para todos los que deseen orar. La oficina de la iglesia se mantendrá cerrada; aun así, el personal está atendiendo sus llamadas de 9:00 AM a 12:00 PM 843-249-2356.

Usted puede leer la carta del Obispo Gugliemone's a todos los feligreses en el siguiente enlace

Para todos aquellos en peligro de muerte y con necesidad de recibir la Unción de los Ultimos Ritos por favor llame al 843-249-2356 y presione el número 3.

Oremos para que este virus se desaparece pronto. Ruega por Nosotros Nuestra Señora Estrella del Mar.

El Obispo Guglielmone ha otorgado permiso al Padre Gustavo Corredor para celebrar una Misa privada en español y transmitirla a través de la estación de radio diocesana, Envíe esta información a los fieles hispanohablantes de su parroquia a través de sus plataformas de redes sociales y correos electrónicos, para que podamos estar seguros de que estamos proporcionando recursos de misa para todas nuestras familias católicas: Misa dominical en español en línea a las 11 a.m. en

MIsa en espanol domingos a las 12:30 p.m. en YouTube:





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

                                                                                                                                                CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Sunday Vigil: Saturday - 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


Signing for the Deaf 

4th Sunday during 10:00 am Mass


                                                                                                                                                  CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Thursday and Friday: Following 9 a.m. Mass

Saturday: 3:00 pm and also by appointment

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.


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