Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
1100 8th Avenue North
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
St. John Parish Center
1048 Sea Mountain Hwy
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
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Welcome to Our Lady Star of the Sea

Whether you’re a visitor to our wonderful area or a local parishioner, a heartfelt welcome and thank you for visiting our webpage. As a Catholic church on the Grand Strand, we strive to be a devout Catholic community open to all. We have a wide variety of services and organizations available to you, which can be found within our website. More importantly, we provide the opportunity for you to gather with us in worship and fellowship to fulfill the Lord’s mission.

Father Ray Leonard

A funeral Mass for Father Andy Marinak will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 22 Sept 2021 in the Church.  A reception in the Parish Hall will follow immediately after the Mass.


Sunday Vigil (Saturday): 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm

Sunday: 8:00am, 10:00 am, 12:00 Noon - Misa en Español: 1:30 pm

Daily: Mon-Fri 8:00 am & 9 am - 1st Saturday: 8:00 am


Thursday & Friday: after the 9:00 am Mass - Saturday: 3:00 pm

1st Thursday: 7:00 pm (Spanish)



In order to give the opportunity for all parishioners to schedule a Mass Intention for their loved ones and to accommodate recently deceased individuals, the Mass book will now only be open for three months at a time.

Since our 2022 Mass Book is already half full for January through June, we have no alternative but to close the book until January, 2022. At that time, only Mass Intentions for January through March 2022 will be taken. Going forward, the Mass Intention Book will open on the first day of each quarter for intentions for the following three months. All requests must be made in person, not by phone.

Masses will continue to be scheduled with Fr. ‘Rick LaBrecque and Fr. Paul Richardson to be said in their homes. You will not be able to attend the Mass, but we can provide you with a Mass card.

If you have any questions, please call Vicki in the office (843-249-2356). With this new policy, we are hoping to provide a better opportunity for everyone and more suitable timetable to arrange for Mass intentions.

August 5, 2021

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I write to you concerning the continuing spread of the COVID-19 virus in South Carolina. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the delta variant is contracted more easily and rapidly than other variants. The number of cases is increasing and leading to more hospitalizations and potentially more deaths. It is placing a strain on healthcare resources.

I have written to your pastors to recommend that masks be worn during Masses, and that we take Communion in the hand, so that we are able to continue worshipping together. Also, I strongly recommend that everyone who is eligible get vaccinated.

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued guidance on COVID-19 vaccines determining that it is morally licit, that is, lawful and not forbidden, for Catholics to be vaccinated against the virus.

Please continue to respect local ordinances and directives from the CDC and South Carolina government officials and take precautions as much as possible so that we may each do our part to end this terrible disease.

I know that these are difficult times, and so I continue to pray for you and your families.

In the Lord’s Peace,

Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone, DD

Bishop of Charleston

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The nation of Afghanistan is in the midst of a critical emergency. The state take-over of the lawful Afghani government by the insurrectionist Taliban forces poses a threat to global security and has led to a widespread humanitarian crisis. I cannot adequately express the seriousness of the situation. Foreign nationals are making life or death decisions in absolute desperation. We have seen the images and videos coming out of the country, and they are nearly impossible to watch.

Thousands of people who have worked as interpreters, translators, and in other capacities alongside American military over the past 20 years now find themselves and their families in danger. The United States is currently evacuating diplomats and other government employees and has authorized use of the Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for meeting the urgent needs of Afghan refugees and Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants. Staff from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities USA, and other partners have been at Fort Lee, Va., for the past few weeks to assist the federal resettlement of SIV applicants and their families. I urge government and military officials to continue coordinating strategic plans to assist the citizens of Afghanistan, especially the most vulnerable and at-risk.

This situation demands attention and prayer. As Catholic faithful, I ask for your prayers for our brothers and sisters in this time of crisis. Their lives are being threatened at this very moment. Together let us pray:

Almighty and merciful God, we ask that you create peace in our world and to keep the devastation of war far from innocent lives. We ask for your mercy for all victims of terrorist attacks this week in Afghanistan and throughout the world. Be with those who are suffering and wrap them in the mantle of your divine mercy to find solace in you. We ask for the powerful intercession of Mary, our mother and consoler, of St. Joseph, the mighty defender of the Church, and of all the angels and saints, that they may intercede for a world torn apart by evil, that peace be restored and the defenseless of the Middle East be protected. +In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

In the Lord’s Peace,

Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone, DD

Bishop of Charleston

We are a Roman Catholic community in the Diocese of Charleston serving the spiritual needs of Catholics on the Grand Strand.  We do this by proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Liturgy, Sacraments, Outreach, Catholic Education, and above all a visible love of God and neighbor.