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Our Lady Star of the Sea Church
Administered by the

Oblates of St. Francis DeSales
Sat.  4:00PM
Sun. 8:30, 10:30AM &

Monday through Friday: 11:00 AM
Confessions: Tuesday and Thursday
after 11:00AM Mass and Saturday 3:00

St. Agnes Mission Church
501 Cape Avenue, Cape May Point

Parish Offices now located in
New Parish Center (former school building)

Monday through Friday
9:00AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 - 4:00 PM


Shine on our Pathway, 
          Fair Star of the Sea


       On July 23, 1848, under the aegis of the Diocese of Philadelphia, Father Edward Waldron blessed and opened the first Catholic Church in Cape May County. St. Mary's was a simple frame building located opposite the site of the present church. In 1873, it became an independent parish, and five years later the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea received incorporation from the State of New Jersey. Cape May's Great Fire of 1878 left the little church unscathed. In 1911, Father Dennis Kelly, Pastor, contracted with architect George Lvatt of Philadelphia for the plans resulting in the edifice you see today. The first Mass in the new edifice was celebrated in 1913 and finishing touches continued for five years. The 1972-1974 restoration of the church featured the erection of a free-standing altar in the center of the sanctuary, and a marble pulpit and lectern. To ring in the new Millennium, the bells in the tower were restored and a new organ was installed with an extension of pipe work in the gallery. See more...


The Charitable Exchange has initiated a matching fund to help Our Lady Star of The Sea make the Lower Church Chapel suitable for mid-week Rosary, Mass, and Confessions at our venerable Marian Shrine.

Please go to:
https://tce.webconnex.com/ourladystarofthesea and donate where 100% of your contribution goes directly toward this matching fund.


Click here to read an article about
Our Lady Star of the Sea in Cape May magazine



Get Involved ~ 2015 World Meeting of Families

Local families and individuals have inquired about how they can get involved with the World Meeting of Families 2015 in Philadelphia  September 22 -27. Information on preparing as a family, volunteering, and/or hosting visitors from abroad may be found at: www.worldmeeting2015.org. The site allows you to register to participate in the many conferences offered.


Our Mission Statement ...

Swept by the waves of Christ's love and
guided by the Holy Spirit, we welcome all
to the Catholic community of 
Our Lady Star of the Sea
          in the heart of Cape May

We celebrate God's Presence in Word,
         Sacrament, and Service.

We seek to be a faith-filled community
where you experience the loving embrace of
















Our Lady Star of the Sea
520 Lafayette Street    Cape May, NJ 08204-1487
609-884-5312        609-542-9702 (Fax)