Coordinator: Sr. Ena (310) 834-5431
Our Eucharistic Ministry extends to those who are house-bound. A team of specially trained lay ministers embrace the Ministry of Communion to ensure the reception of the sacrament by a greater number of parishioners in their homes.
A team of ministers also brings the consolation of the Holy Eucharist to those patients at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro who have indicated a desire to receive Communion.
Specially trained ministers also conduct weekly communion services for the retired members of Harbor Terrace Retirement Home and the mentally ill residents of Harbor View House in San Pedro. This great outreach require ministers who can be sensitive and caring under very special circumstances as they help make God present to the people. Ministers are trained to listen to the concerns of residents and to pray with them in a compassionate manner.
Ministers of the Word (Lectors)
Coordinator:Bob Costales (310) 570-5743
Director: Jelil Romano, (310) 833-3541 x224
Mary Star of the Sea is home to a number of adult and children's choirs. They assist our congregations in lifting their hearts and voices in song to God, whether it be in English, Spanish, or Croatian.
Corrdinator: Margarida Bracco, (310) 833-6633
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
Coordinator: Barbara West, (310) 548-1693
Mary Star of the Sea has hosted Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in a permanent chapel, located in the former baptistery of the church, since 1995.
Josephine Frka, (310) 833-3541
Friendly parishioners offer a smiling face and a helping hand on trips, at seasonal celebrations, and at other activities. Members of the Hospitality Committee are constantly seeking new ways to offer hospitality to strangers, where they be from another culture or simply another city. They also work in tandem with the Ushers Ministry on weekends, acting as greeters prior to each Mass and serving refreshments out the church after the 7:30 a.m. & 9:00 a.m. Sunday Masses.
Culture of Life
Katie Clark, (310) 514-1493
Members of the Culture of Life Committee strive to develop among parishioners and society at large a mindset of "life-issue consciousness," an awareness that life must be respected from its beginning to its natural end.
Through participation in the annual Life Chain in downtown San Pedro, prayer at abortion clinics, Culture of Life Month in October, an annual May baby shower, and other outward expressions, the committee keeps alive the "pro-life" message. The committee's ultimat goal is ratification of a "Human Life Amendment" to the U.S. Constitution. The post- abortion phone contact for "Project Rachel" is 1-800-RACHEL6.