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Pastor

I am pleased to be the pastor of Mary Star of the Sea Parish and her legion of schools and services to the
Mary Star community. Under the heavenly patronage of Mary, Star of the Sea, and the leaders who have
served this parish before me, I hope to continue to build on the legacy they have left us. At Mary Star of
the Sea Elementary, educating the “whole student” through Faith, Academics and Service is our primary
mission under the guidance of our rector, Fr. Benedict, and our principal, Mr. James Cordero.
MSSE students “sail” through school on three important ships: scholarship, discipleship and friendship.
We challenge our students to grow their minds and pursue knowledge, wisdom and truth to aid their
future successes by providing a solid core curriculum. We ask them to live their faith and nourish their
souls through goodness and charity by advancing a strong Catholic identity. We want them to build strong
bonds with their classmates and community by respecting themselves and others.

Fr. Maurice Harrigan
Pastor