Council #7122 is a society of Catholic men organized as an apostolate of the Catholic Church to promote vocations, prayer, religious education and parish activities. Its works include community endeavors, particularly for the mentally challenged youth, poor, aged and sick. Families participate in the Family Life Movement of the Knights.

A Message from the Grand Knight:
If you are 18 years of age or older and a practicing Catholic we invite you to join in the Knights of Columbus. We offer you an opportunity to deepen your faith while strengthening the bond with your family, church and country.

Contact: S.K. Nello Signorino
Phone: (843) 399-8196
Meetings: Second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Parish Center.

The Columbiettes, a united international organization of Catholic women dedicated to Patronesses, the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Theresa of the Little Flower, and St. Joan of Arc, are comprised of affiliated Auxiliaries of the Knights of Columbus Councils. Through the integrity, strength and scope of Auxiliary activities, the Columbiettes have become a recognized group of women working with the Knights of Columbus, promoting the ideals of Columbianism.

Contact: Joan Vaitis
Phone: (843) 249-1841

Using Our Lady Star of the Sea as our model, we strive to provide opportunities for the women of our parish to serve God through service to the Church and our neighbors in religious, educational, civic and social activities.

The objective of the Ladies Guild is to unite all women of the parish in religious, educational, civic, and social activities at the local, state and international level; to serve as the agency through which the women of the parish shall participate in the Diocesan program of Catholic action.

Contact: Pamela Anderson
Phone: (843) 280-2411
Meetings: First Friday of the month after 8:00 am Mass (except Holy Days of Obligation).

The Ancient Order of Hibernians is an Irish Catholic fraternal organization. Members must be practicing Roman Catholics of Irish birth or of Irish descent who reside in the United States, Canada, or the Western Hemisphere. Active across the U.S., the order seeks to aid newly arrived Irish immigrants both socially and politically. The group is at the political forefront for issues concerning the Irish such as: Immigration Reform; economic incentives both in the U.S. and in Ireland; the human rights issues addressed in the MacBride Legislation; Right To Life and a peaceful and just solution to the issues that divide Ireland. The AOH seeks to promote friendship, unity and Christian charity; to foster and sustain loyalty to country and community. A sister group, the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, shares a common thread.

Contact: Harry Walker
Phone: (843) 249-5355

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Our Troop is very active, not only in membership but also in activities. We go on monthly camping and other trips, participate in a weeklong summer camp, spring and fall Camporees, as well as community service projects. The Scouts plan the places and activities in advance. A yearly activity calendar is prepared which shows outings and activities for September through August. Please ask a Troop Committee member for a current copy of the calendar.

Contact: Stan Parker
Phone: (843) 340-7826
Scoutmaster: Gregory Duckworth
Phone: (843) 902-8050

Lay Carmelites The Lay Carmelite Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel – Third Order (Province of St. Elias) is a community of lay people who share in the charism of Carmel: contemplative prayer, community and ministry (apostolic work). The call to Carmel is to seek God’s will in the ordinary circumstances of everyday life by following Jesus Christ more closely in imitation of Our Blessed Mother and the Prophet Elijah; thus blending the life of a lay person with the spirituality of Carmel. Community meetings are held on the first Saturday of each month.
The Legion of Mary, a worldwide apostolate founded in Dublin in 1921 is represented in 17 parishes in the diocese. Membership requires attendance at the weekly meeting, daily recitation of the rosary and the legion prayer (the Catena), and service for Christ through Mary in corporal and spiritual works of mercy (2 hours weekly). The LOM sponsors four Marian devotional services a year.

The Legion of Mary is open to all Catholics who:
• Faithfully practice their religion
• Are animated by the desire to participate in the Church’s apostolate through membership in the Legion
• Are prepared to fulfill each and every duty which active membership in the Legion involves

The first step to become a member is to be a guest at a meeting of the Legion of Mary. Guests are always welcome and can go on one of the work assignments with an experienced member if they choose.

There are two types of membership, Active as described above or Auxiliary. Auxiliary membership is open to everyone. It consists of those who are unable to assume the duties of active membership, but who associate themselves with the Legion by undertaking the service of prayer in it’s name. Every Praesidium which has a sense of appreciation of the power of prayer will strive to possess a well-filled roll of auxiliary members. This service consists of the daily recitation from the tessera which is a leaflet containing the prayers of the Legion, and five decades of the Rosary.

Contact: Jane Maggio
Phone: (201) 471-8583
Contact: Kitty McDonough, President
Phone: (910) 579-1873
Meetings: Held on Mondays at 9:00 am in the Parish Center. All are welcome to join as active or auxiliary members.

This group meets socially once or twice a month in the parish center or area restaurants and is open to mature unmarried adults.

Contact: Diane Massey
Phone: (843) 249-8667

Prayer shawls are gifts of love and given free of charge to fellow children of God who may have physical, emotional, or spiritual needs. Included is a prayer to let the recipient know Our Blessed Mother will be wrapping her arms about them as they wrap their shawl about themselves.

Contact: Junita Ottenstroer
Phone: (843) 399-3177
Meetings: Meets the first and third Mondays of each month in the Parish Center from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Quilters work on projects for the annual Craft Show as time allows. All levels of quilters are welcome, including snowbirds.

Contact: Debbie Burmer
Phone: (843) 399-2345
Meetings: Meet on Wednesday mornings from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Mission rosary making is taught and materials are supplied.

Contact: Pauline DiMarino
Phone: (843) 663-1277
Meeting: Meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 2:30 pm in the Parish Center library.

Our Lady Star of the Sea’s Charismatic Community Group focuses on being open to the Holy Spirit, praising the Lord in both word and song, intercessory prayer and growing in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. All are encouraged and welcome to come experience what it means to live a life rooted in the Holy Spirit.

Contact: Roberta Lamson-Motter
Phone: (843) 249-1033
Meetings: Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 6:00 pm in the Parish Center.