Holy Week and Easter

Holy Week and Easter at Mary, Star of Sea Catholic Church


Holy Thursday, April 18
7:30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Bilingual)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10:00 pm in the Parish Hall

Good Friday, April 19
Day of Fast and Abstinence
8:00 am Morning Prayer
1:00 pm Stations of the Cross
2:00 pm The Lord’s Passion
5:00 pm Via Crucis
6:00 pm Pasión del Senor

Holy Saturday, April 20
8:00 am Morning Prayer
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Easter Vigil


Mass in Church
7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am, and 12:00 noon

Mass in Hall
9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 noon

Easter Sunday Evening
No Masses

Welcome Fr. Pat Mulcahy


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Fr. Pat will officially begin his service as Pastor of Mary, Star of the Sea Church and Superintendent of Stella Maris Academy on July 1, 2019. Taking some time away from his pastoral commitments as Pastor of St. Joseph’s Cathedral (downtown San Diego) brought Fr. Mulcahy to La Jolla this past week.

Father’s toured our school campus and met our wonderful students and staff. Throughout the morning Fr. Pat continuously shared his joy of becoming the pastor of a parish school. A great communicator, Father is fluent in Spanish and is already thinking that batball, kickball, and four square may become his top three school games of choice as pastor and superintendent.

Fr. Mulcahy will be returning to SMA on June 7th to concelebrate with Fr. Jim at our Last Day of School Mass. Fr. Pat will also be the homilist at that Mass that day. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear him preach!

God bless,
Mrs. Patricia Lowell

Our Gala is almost here!

The Gala team needs your help as we prepare for our Annual Fundraiser “Reach for the Stars”  on Saturday, March 16th.
We will be creating a few baskets to auction off and are asking our families to donate items for these baskets. If your class is assigned a specific item, but you have something for another basket, no problem! We will take whatever you want to donate.  Also, we encourage re-gifting new items such as gift cards that you don’t want.
Middle School: Wine donations
4th and 5th: Spa/pamper items
2 and 3rdNight Out at the movies 
TK-1: Family Fun 
There will be a basket or box in the classroom for collection.
Also, tickets for the event are now on sale! Get your tickets in the front office or look for the PTO table during pick up Fridays in the Jr. Yard and Tuesdays in the Sr. Yard.  Credit Cards Accepted. 
The Gala Committee

Tip Off #CSW19SD on January 26 at USD!

The diocese if aiming for 100% school participation for this inaugural event! Please click on this form to order your tickets. Order forms are due by THIS FRIDAY, January 11th. Tickets include a concessions voucher. Our SD Catholic All-Star Choir will be singing the National Anthem!

Schools with the highest PERCENTAGE of tickets sold will be invited to participate in the following:

  • Teacher free-throw contest at half time
  • Game ball delivery student
  • High five tunnel
  • Student court wipers


  • The Division 1 USD Toreros basketball team will visit the school that sells the most tickets to deliver ice cream to the students and play basketball with them during recess!


There will be special pregame events for students AND teachers! All ticket purchasers will receive a detailed email prior to the event to RSVP.

  • A pregame admissions event for students in grades 8-12
  • A pregame field day with the USD Toreros for students in grades PK-7

YEARBOOK: Sponsorship Pages and Love Lines

YEARBOOK: Sponsorship Pages and Love Lines-Due March 1st

Click on the links below to read more about how you can help with publishing our yearbooks. Please contact and send Sponsorship Pages or Love Lines to Mrs. Zack, kzack@stellamarisacademy.org.

Sponsorship Page:
We are looking for page sponsors to offset the cost of printing our fabulous FULL-COLOR, ORIGINAL DESIGN yearbook. For $50 your family or business can show your support and school spirit by sponsoring the page of your choice in the yearbook!

Love Lines:
This is your opportunity to let your favorite SMA student know how proud you are of them and how much they mean to you.

Love lines are short messages addressed to a student and included on special pages in the yearbook. These messages mean a lot to the students and they hold lasting memories.

We are collecting socks!

This year we are partnering with Father Joe’s Villages. Students will be going and serving lunch at their facilities, making items for Father Joe’s, and helping out in various ways.

During the month of October, we will be collecting socks for Father Joe’s Sock Drive. Father Joe’s is in need of 1,000 PAIRS OF NEW SOCKS.

Please bring your donations to the office or to your child’s classroom.

Thank you so much for helping us with this great cause.

The Scholastic Book Fair is Almost Here

The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming Soon!

Save the Date!
October 8th through October 12th in our library

Can’t wait to see you there!


Come join us at our first PTO meeting!

Our first PTO meeting of the year will take place next Tuesday, September 11th in the STAR Center at 8:15. EVERYONE is welcome! Please hope to see you there!

USD Men’s Soccer ~ Catholic Schools Night with Pregame Experience

Save the date, November 9, for an amazing experience for your middle-school student soccer players!

The University of San Diego would like to welcome our Catholic school soccer players to a Men’s Soccer game against Santa Clara, which will include a pregame meet & greet with the new Head Coach, Brian Quinn, and the Director of Campus Ministry, Michael Lovette-Colyer.

Coach Quinn and Mr. Lovette-Colyer will share with the students what it takes to become a Division I soccer player and the importance of faith and spirituality.

Back to School Night

You are invited to join us this week for our Back to School Nights.

Our first Back to School Night will be for parents with students in Transitional Kindergarten through fifth grade on Wednesday, August 29th beginning at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

6:00-6:25 Welcome from Principal and PTO in the Parish Hall
6:30-6:55 First Session of Back to School presentations
7:00-7:25 Second Session of Back to School Night presentations

Our second Back to School Night will be for parents with students in middle school (grades 6-8) on Thursday, August 30th beginning at 6 p.m. in the senior yard in your child’s homeroom.

6:00-6:10 Welcome from Principal and PTO released to homeroom after to follow schedule through until 7:40 p.m.

We hope to see you there!