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“You have to go, beautiful service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Saint Mary Star of the Sea

Saint Mary Star of the Sea
Ranked #7 of 160 things to do in Key West
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USA
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127 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“You have to go, beautiful service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We are Catholic and I was really looking forward to Mass at this Church, the history is wonderful and it is a beautiful expereince. If you are not Catholic, do not let that deter you - visit - it is beautiful!

Visited November 2012
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GERMANTOWN
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109 reviews
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“If you need a place to go to mass, this is a good place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

As Catholics, weekly mass is not optional. We were in Key West for a wedding/vacation. The wedding was on Saturday afternoon, so we couldn't make the vigil mass as we do when we're home.

Sunday morning was beautiful. A perfect church morning. One of the priests came into the back of the church snapping his fingers. I was hooked.

As it turned out, he did not deliver the homily, but the priest who did was good. He was a fast talker, but he had a nifty message.

After church, the finger-snapping priest was outside greeting the parishioners. I waited my turn and snapped my fingers at him. He cracked up. Good service.

Visited November 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Saint Mary Star of the Sea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Saint Mary's is the only Catholic Chrch that I know of on the island. The church is an older style church - which is great and has a big pipe organ. They have a 5:00 Saturday vigil and Sunday masses in English and one in Spanish at noon. The Church is located on Truman (US1) just northeast of Duval Street.

Visited November 2012
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upstate, NY
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22 reviews
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“beautiful and welcoming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Husb & I attended 2 masses here, 1 year apart, and have each time been welcomed by the regulars. Kids participate in the choir & mass, and its very clean & open-air. Love it here.

Visited November 2012
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Nyack, New York
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“Wonderful Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Attended 7:30 am mass, the service had wonderful community feel to this parish. The chuch is lovely with open doors on both sides of the building gives the feeling of a out door service.

Visited November 2012
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