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What is We Stand With Christ?

We Stand With Christ (WSWC) is a $75 million diocesan wide capital campaign.

How is the campaign structured and how can we be assured transparency?

Our Lady Star of the Seas’ WSWC parish goal is $419,898. The first $105,000 will cover our 2019 Annual Catholic Appeal responsibility. Fifty percent (50%) of remaining campaign funds will go towards Our Lady Star of the Seas’ needs and the other fifty percent (50%) of the monies will support the Diocesan Mission of Catholic Education, Catholic Charities, and Pastoral Ministries throughout Fairfield County. Monies raised will be placed in a separate 501(c)(3) account, separate from the Diocese. The three endowments will provide a sustainable course of income for the Diocesan Mission. For every dollar raised above the $519,898, seventy-five percent (75%) will go towards the parish and twenty-five (25%) will go towards the three diocesan endowments.

How will Our Lady Star of the Sea use their portion of the funds?

This campaign will allow our community to reconfigure the Parish Hall and Sacristy to accommodate all of our requests for meetings and ministry programs. Plans include renovating two small bathrooms which are presently non-ADA compliant into handicap accessible bath- rooms. And develop lay evangelical programs to promote opportunities for people to rediscover God and their faith. We will also incorporate multi-media A/V capabilities in the Church, Parish Hall and meeting rooms.

What is the success-to-date for OLSS?

Our parish is doing well. Thanks to generous families, Our Lady Star of the Sea has already raised $298,000 ofit’s campaign goal! It is important we all take the re-sponsibility and all of our parish families participate in this process of investing in our future.

Please return your pledge card to the rectory or pledge on-line at www.givecentral.org/wswc

Thank you for your generous support!


Mass & Confession Schedule
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM
Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:30 PM
Sunday Mass: 9:00 AM
11:00 AM
Holy Days: 8:00 AM
12:00 PM
5:30 PM
Confession Saturday: 4:30 - 5:00 PM

Public Rosary 20 minutes before each daily mass.

Parish Office Hours

Monday & Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Faith Formation SPIRITUALITY RESOURCES
Religious Education

Contact: Dee Fumega

tel: 203-969-7778

email: olssdre@yahoo.com

The goal of Our Lady Star of the Sea’s Faith Formation program is to introduce young people (grades 1 through 8) to God in a meaningful way, one that gives significance and direction to their lives. All grades meet on Sunday mornings 10:00-11:00 a.m. This enables families to attend Mass prior to or after Faith Formation class and we follow the City of Stamford school/holiday schedule. Classes generally begin in September and end in May.

Religious Education signup form

Confirmation Prep

Contact: Adriana Tutillo

email: a.tutillo@eci-research.com

At Our Lady Star of the Sea Church students are Confirmed in 9th grade. Continuous enrollment in Religious Education is expected. Students must have successfully completed 7th and 8th grade Religious Education and participate in weekly Liturgy. The Program includes classes, guest speakers, field trips, retreats, liturgical participation and Parish service.

Challenge & Conquest

Contact: Valerie Vincent / Adaobi Odili

email: washingtondc1990@gmail.com / anarpino@yahoo.com

A club for girls/boys to socialize and grow spiritually with other Christian girls/boys, where the activities include meetings, sleepovers, games, films, crafts and spiritual talks, spiritual direction, rosary and Mass.

Baptismal Prep

Contact: Natasha Papageorge

tel: 203-324-4634

email: olssnatasha@gmail.com

Families must participate in a Baptism Preparation Class. Please call Natasha for information and scheduling.

Marriage Prep

Contact: Natasha Papageorge

tel: 203-324-4634

email: olssnatasha@gmail.com

Preparation begins at least six months to desired wedding date. Please call Natasha Papageorge for more info.

Becoming Catholic / RCIA

Contact: Fr. Peter Smolik

tel: 203-324-4634

email: frsmolik@diobpt.org

RCIA is a process of study, exploration, faith-sharing, and faith formation with specific liturgical rites for seekers and inquirers. Seekers and inquirers are non-baptized adults who desire to be fully initiated into the Roman Catholic Church and/or baptized adult Christians who desire full communion in the Roman Catholic Church. Read more here