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WHO WE ARE . . .

OUR VISION & MISSION

We, the Catholic community of Santa Maria del Mar commit ourselves to living the Four Pillars of Gospel Stewardship . . . HospitalityPrayerFormation, and Service as we respond wholeheartedly to God’s love with courage, creativity, and compassion.

WE WELCOME

People of all faiths and all races. Divorced or separated persons. Families with children. Homeless persons. Loving relationships. Married couples. Single persons. Those in recovery. Travelers: far and near. Widows and widowers. Visitors.

WE CELEBRATE

Diversity. A spirit of hospitality. The unity that God wills. Enlightening those who seek God. Forming small faith communities. Reaching out to alienated Catholics. Reverencing the dignity of each person. Caring for the needs of the less fortunate. Empowering Christians to realize their call. Honoring understanding among all faiths. Nurturing our gifts and sharing them. Supporting the arts through concerts. Pursuing new ways to serve. Being a good neighbor.

WE SEEK

To live the Gospel of Jesus Christ . To gather the community and tell the story. To break the bread and share the cup. We treasure our past. We hope in the future.


MASS TIMES

SUNDAY

Join Us At:

  • 9:00 am Mass
  • 11:30 am Mass
  • 5:00 pm Mass (LifeTeen)

TUESDAY

Join Us At:

  • 5:45 pm Evening Prayers
  • 6:00 pm Mass

WEDNESDAY THRU FRIDAY

Join Us At:

  • 8:45 am Morning Prayers
  • 9:00 am Mass

SATURDAY

Join Us At:

  • 5:00 pm Mass

HEALING MASSES

  • First Saturday of each month at 9 a.m.
  • The Third Tuesday of each Month at 6 p.m

LATEST NEWS

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Holy Chutzpah

One of the human qualities Jesus seems to like is what I call (somewhat tongue-in-cheek) Holy Chutzpah. What is Chutzpah? It is Yiddish word derived from Hebrew that denotes cheekiness, nerve, guts and boldness, especially in the face of an awkward or difficult situation. The Canaanite woman in today’s Gospel is a prime example of what I mean by the term, Holy Chutzpah.

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Musings on the Feast of the Assumption

During my trip to Italy, I had the opportunity to visit the Shrine of Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy. After attending mass in the upper church of San Pio, I walked down the steps to the crypt of the church. I was utterly engrossed by a series of mosaic representation of the lives of Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Pio that adorned the walls of the passageway leading to the crypt chapel. The walls to my left depicted key moments in the life of Francis; the ones to the right, key moments in the life of Pio. The artist wished to show how Pio mirrored Francis in the ardent desire to imitate Jesus Christ..

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