Stella Maris parish, a growing community of missionary disciples led by the power of the Holy Spirit, is a beacon of Hope and Love committed to witnessing and sharing God’s mercy  and presence!


We are a Roman Catholic faith community serving the mainland south area of Halifax.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the music like?

The short answer is: it depends! We are proud to offer a variety of music styles. If you enjoy more traditional hymns, the Saturday masses with organ and choir may be to your taste. The Sunday masses offer a mix of timeless favourites and more contemporary music with multiple instruments and choir.

Can I bring my kids?

Yes, absolutely! We love it when our churches are full of kids of all ages. There is a "children's liturgy" for part of the mass, and there is “Family Room” space available at the St Michael's site if you'd like, with toys and books. Change tables are also available.

Is there a dress code?

No, please come as you are. Casual or dressed up — all are welcome!

Is the church accessible to wheelchairs and strollers?

Yes, there’s a handicapped access ramp and some dedicated parking. Please ask anyone if you need help.

What if I'm not Catholic?

All are welcome! We do our best to help you feel at home. Our greeters are ready to answer any questions you might have. In addition, the Weekend Masses at St Michael's have video screens to help everybody follow the liturgy.

What is the status of the churches during this pandemic?

Except for St Michael's, all of our churches and halls are closed. We we also offer some on-line masses and other programs such as Alpha. Check out our schedule.