Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
1100 8th Avenue North
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
St. John Parish Center
1048 Sea Mountain Hwy
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
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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


Sunday Vigil (Saturday): 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm

Sunday: 8:00am, 10:00 am, 12:00 Noon - Misa en Español: 1:30 pm

Daily: Mon-Fri 8:00 am & 9 am - 1st Saturday: 8:00 am


Thursday & Friday: after the 9:00 am Mass - Saturday: 3:00 pm

1st Thursday: 7:00 pm (Spanish)



In order to give the opportunity for all parishioners to schedule a Mass Intention for their loved ones and to accommodate recently deceased individuals, the Mass book will now only be open for three months at a time.

Since our 2022 Mass Book is already half full for January through June, we have no alternative but to close the book until January, 2022. At that time, only Mass Intentions for January through March 2022 will be taken. Going forward, the Mass Intention Book will open on the first day of each quarter for intentions for the following three months. All requests must be made in person, not by phone.

Masses will continue to be scheduled with Fr. ‘Rick LaBrecque and Fr. Paul Richardson to be said in their homes. You will not be able to attend the Mass, but we can provide you with a Mass card.

If you have any questions, please call Vicki in the office (843-249-2356). With this new policy, we are hoping to provide a better opportunity for everyone and more suitable timetable to arrange for Mass intentions.

August 5, 2021

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I write to you concerning the continuing spread of the COVID-19 virus in South Carolina. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the delta variant is contracted more easily and rapidly than other variants. The number of cases is increasing and leading to more hospitalizations and potentially more deaths. It is placing a strain on healthcare resources.

I have written to your pastors to recommend that masks be worn during Masses, and that we take Communion in the hand, so that we are able to continue worshipping together. Also, I strongly recommend that everyone who is eligible get vaccinated.

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued guidance on COVID-19 vaccines determining that it is morally licit, that is, lawful and not forbidden, for Catholics to be vaccinated against the virus.

Please continue to respect local ordinances and directives from the CDC and South Carolina government officials and take precautions as much as possible so that we may each do our part to end this terrible disease.

I know that these are difficult times, and so I continue to pray for you and your families.

In the Lord’s Peace,

Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone, DD

Bishop of Charleston

 Life Chain News 2021
Sunday, October 3, 2021

Grand Strand Area Life chains are scheduled for Sunday, October 3, 2021


Grand Strand area Life chains are scheduled for Sunday, October 3, 2021

The Life Chain in North Myrtle Beach on Highway #17 just off 8th Ave North in front of Our Lady Star of the Sea Church will take place between 3:00 PM  and 4:00 PM. Signs will be available in front of the banquet hall facing Hwy #17 starting at 2:30 PM. Contact Andy at  843 734 0137 for more details.

A Life chain is a peaceful prayerful demonstration for the unborn.

Sign messages for all the Life Chains will include “Abortion Kills Children”, “Adoption, The Loving Option”, Jesus Forgives and Heals”, and other poignant signs. All are welcome and invited to join in this prayerful event.

Contact Andy Woitko at (843) 734-0137 for further information.

(National Life Chain Sunday 2021, across the U.S. and Canada—will provide a visible and resolute voice for voiceless children who are threatened by the surgical abortionists' cruel instruments or by the deadly chemicals in abortive birth controls. . .


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.