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Our Lady Star of the Sea (CFB Esquimalt)






Award at OLSS

Mother's Day at OLSS

OLSS MO CWL at 19 Wing Comox MO CWL Provincial Convention May 5, 2017


Ava Maria with family and friends at her Batpism.

Ava Maria with Fr. Marc Parent, 26 March

Ava Maria with her Mom (Tanya) and Dad (Frazer) 26 March at Our Lady Star of the Sea

March 3, 2017. Our Lady Star of the Sea parishioners and participants in the World Day of Prayer.


June 25, 2017 we had two Baptisms.

Albert, Nina and Kasperi V. with Fr. J. Bekkema as Kasperi is receiving the Sacrament of Baptism.









Kasperi V.'s big day!

Thank you to family and friends who were at Our Lady Star of the Sea to witness this major event!











June 25, 2017, Mathieu, Ling and Emmanuel B. right after Mass and Emmanuel's Baptism.









Emmanuel receiving the Holy Oil, also in the picture is r. J. Bekkema, Emmanuel's Mom, Dad and big sister.












Emmaunel right after all of the excitement!

Congratulations to both families on this major event in for both Kasperi and Emmanuel and for our chapel community.












Fr. J. Bekkema and Padre Lizzy Shanahan.

Thank you from Padre Lizzy and John - for the wonderful gifts received on June 25, 2017 from Our Lady Star of the Sea on John and Padre Shanahan's last Sunday at CFB Esquimalt OLSS Chapel.









On June 18, Joe and Yvonne's last Sunday with OLSS (before they are posted) they received a Papal Blessing, a little early but… Happy 30th Anniversary!

We are going to miss you two and we hope you can come back for visits.










June 18, 2017 Father Jim Bekkema, Inaria and Tristan.

After 5 months of First Communion and Reconciliation classes Inaria, Tristan and Samuel (on June 4th) receive their certificates and gifts but most importantly they receive First Communion and had Reconciliation! We are all proud of your work in faith!











Inaria Q-B and Father Jim Bekkema on June 18 as Inaria receives her First Communion.












Tristan C. and Father Jim Bekkema on June 18 as Tristan receives his First Communion.












June 11, Hank F. for the Knights of Columbus  presented a cheque to Our Lady Star of the Sea, received by Padre Lizzy.

A very big Thank You to the Knights!









June 4, Samuel L. receives First Communion from Fr. Jim Bekkema. Sam also received the sacrament of Reconciliation. Way to go Sam!!!









On May 28 the OLSS MO CWL Ladies had the first Annual Book and Bake Sale. Thank you to those who donated, helped in the event and all those who purchased the lovely baking and great books.







L. to R. - Yvonne and Joe R. present Margaret and Basil B. the Joe and Yvonne Robert Award for Extra Ordinary Service to The Chapel Life Community on May 14, 2017.

Margaret and Basil have and continue to volunteer in many different ministries at OLSS.

Congratulations Margaret and Basil!




  Mother's Day at OLSS!

Thank you K of C for purchasing flowers for the ladies of the chapel!!!








MO CWL OLSS hosted the Welcome to Convention event on May 5 which was held at 19 Wing Comox with nine ladies attending from our CWL Parish! Front Row R – L Patricia F. (voting deligate), Eleanor C., Donna M., Lisa B., and Judith K-M. Back Row R – L Sharon F. (voting deligate), Joan T., Padre Lizzy S. (Spiritual Advisor) and Crystal Q-B (Past President for OLSS MO CWL and Secretary for Provincial MO CWL).

 April 23 - Our Lady of Good Council Mass and CWL MO event. Congratulations Our Lady Star of the Sea CWL MO ladies! President Carol L. presents the ladies with their Years of Service pins.

L to R – Carol L.; Joan T. (40 yrs); Angela B. (10 yrs); Donna M. (10 yrs); Colleen O. (10 yrs); Gail H. (20 yrs); and Crystal Q-B (10 yrs). Missing is Meriel P. (35 yrs). We are blessed to have  wonderful volunteers!




April 23 - Fr. Marc P. with Padre Lizzy S. as Fr. blesses 10 CWL MO Prayer Shawls and Baby blankets.

We invite those of our parish and on Base/Fleet to let us know if you or someone you know would like to receive a shawl/baby blanket and prayers.






The K of C in acknowledging the generous donation by Aurora B. to the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation. The wheelchairs individuals receive enable them to break through the physical boundaries of having limited mobility. Thank you Aurora for this life altering act of kindness (2 April 2017).









We all welcome Ava Maria to our faith as she was baptised on 26 March at Our Lady Star of the Sea.









































Our Lady Star of the Sea parishioners and participants at the World Day of Prayer, hosted by Our Lady of the Rosary on March 3, 2017.