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Below is an excerpt taken from a letter dated 8/11/21 by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano in compliance with the new indoor mask ruling the city of Stamford. 

To read the complete article please click on the following link: https://www.bridgeportdiocese.org/bishops-statement-regarding-local-mask-guidelines/

Regarding the use of masks, I wish to provide you the following guidance:

  1. In the event that your local authorities mandate the return use of masks for all public indoor gatherings, it is my expectation that your parish will comply with the mandate. In such cases, you should inform the people of your parish to bring a mask for use whenever they enter any of your parish facilities, regardless of their vaccination status, until the local mandate is lifted.
  2. In those areas where local officials have not required the use of masks during indoor gatherings, I ask that you remind your people of the following:
    1. Those parishioners who are not vaccinated are required to wear a face mask in any of your parish facilities, including during the celebration of Mass;
    2. Those parishioners who are vaccinated are welcome, but not required, to wear masks in any of your parish facilities, including during the celebration of Mass.

To my knowledge, there has been no discussion of a return to mandatory social distancing or the reinstatement of the sanitary protocols we observed at the start of the pandemic. As such, there is no need to reinstate any of these measures.

I realize that there will be many mixed reactions to any return use of masks at Mass. However, from the start of the pandemic, we have committed ourselves to protect human life that is most vulnerable to the effects of the coronavirus. We have also cooperated with state and local authorities to protect the common good. It is my hope and fervent prayer that these measures, where they are being mandated, will be short-lived as the effects of the Delta variant begin to recede.

Please be assured of my prayers for you and your leadership during these challenging and unpredictable times.

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

Parish Office Hours

Tuesdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Faith Formation
Religious Education

Contact: Dee Fumega

tel: 203-969-7778

email: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

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.

Confirmation signup form
Challenge & Conquest

Contact: Valerie Vincent / Adaobi Odili

email: [email protected] / [email protected]

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: Parish Office

tel: 203-324-4634

email: [email protected]

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

Marriage Prep

Contact: Parish Office

tel: 203-324-4634

email: [email protected]

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

Becoming Catholic / RCIA

Contact: Fr. Peter Smolik

tel: 203-324-4634

email: [email protected]

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