Mass of Celebration
St. Mary Star of the Sea
Welcomes Bishop W. Francis Malooly
Sunday August 27th 2017
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St. Mary Star of the Sea 250th Anniversary Celebration!
St. Mary Star of the Sea and the Tubman Chapel has another honor for 2018-19! We have been chosen as one of the nine historic Pilgrim Churches to be featured during the 150th year long Celebration of the founding of the Diocese of Wilmington.
Until declared a diocese by Pope Pius IX 150 years ago, it was part of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Although the Diocese of Wilmington is 101 years younger than our St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, celebrating a Sesquicentennial is very impressive! The Diocese of Wilmington takes in all of the state of Delaware as well as the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Other Maryland historic Pilgrim Churches are these: St. Francis Xavier Shrine (Old Bohemia) 1704, Church Rd, Warwick, MD, St. Joseph 1765 13209 Church Lane, Cordova, MD, St. Peter Queenstown 1765, 5319 Ocean Gateway, MD, St. Patrick, 1819, 287 Pleasant Grove Rd., Conowingo, MD, and of course, St. Mary Star of the Sea and the original Tubman Chapel in Golden Hill 1767, 917 Hoopers Island Rd, Church Creek, MD. The other four historic churches are in Wilmington, DE. Visiting Pilgrims can have a "Passport" stamped and anyone visiting all nine will get a gift and certificate from Bishop Francis Malooly. People from all over the Diocese and anyone interested are encouraged to visit any of the pilgrim churches. Our St. Mary Star of the Sea will be starting this April 7th, 2018 and will be open from 9 a.m. until noon. Golden Hill parishioners will continue the open house, hospitality and tours until the March 2, 2019 conclusion. Passports for stamping and details for openings are to be found on the website of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, www.cdow.org. There will also be a Grand Convocation 150 celebrated at the
Ocean City Convention Center on Nov. 3, 2018.