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 at our worship sites. If you enjoy more traditional hymns, the Saturday masses may be to your taste. The Sunday 9 am and 11 am masses offer a more praise and worship flavour with instruments and choir. The Sunday 10 am mass features a contemporary band.

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 are “Family Room” spaces available at the St Michael's and the St Paul’s locations if you'd like, with toys and books. Change tables are available at several of our church sites.

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 at all of our churches. 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?

All of our churches and halls are closed, but we offer on-line masses and other programs such as Alpha.