CANCELED – Reverend Robert Ippolito of the Catholic Charities Immigration Services in Raleigh, scheduled to be in the Outer Banks on November 29 & 30 on consultations on all immigration cases – visit has been canceled.

Enjoy the many events as we share fellowship & friendship throughout our Parish Community. All events will take place at Holy Redeemer by the Sea Parish unless otherwise noted. Look for weekly updates!

God’s Love is For Everyone  –  Sometimes do you feel that you bear the weight of the world (stress of work, family, finances and world affairs)leaving you little room to talk about your spiritual life.  Please join us for a relaxing evening on Monday, September 12, at Trio Bistro, 3708 North Croatan Highway,Kitty Hawk, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm to explore our faith and how it affects your life. Participants must be 21 or older to attend. Please RSVP to Grace Ghirardi at

(252) 261.4700 or by September 7. Please bring a friend. See you there!


Ladies by the Sea Summer – Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale

The Ladies by the Sea will hold their annual Craft Bazaar onWednesday & Thursday, July 20 & 21, 10 AM to 2 PM in the parish hall.  Our Bazaar is a two-day craft sale and bake sale.  This event is our major fund raiser for the year with proceeds supporting the many outreach activities of the Ladies by the Sea. We invite all parishioners, local artists & artisans, and visitors to help us by making donations of their handcrafted items and homemade baked goods, jams and jellies.  Plan now to finish your projects in time for the bazaar.  Volunteers are needed to help plan, set up the day before, work during the bazaar and clean up afterwards.  For more information contact Patty Pelkey 261-5085 or Margaret Doyle 441-3036.

Welcome, Father John Hanley, osfs!

We are thrilled to announce that, Father John Hanley, osfs, joined our parish as Parochial Vicar. Father was born in Raleigh in 1954, where his home parish was Our Lady of Lourdes. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UNC Chapel Hill in 1976, and entered the Oblates that same year. He was ordained in 1986. Father John has served the Oblates as a secondary school teacher and administrator. For 20 years, he was the director of Campus Ministry at DeSales University in Center Valley, PA. Most recently, Father Hanley served as Parochial Vicar of St. Ann Church in Naples, Florida. We welcome Father Hanley back to his home state of North Carolina and look forward to the insights and experience he will bring to Holy Redeemer by the Sea Parish.

Jump into Vacation Bible School that’s All About Jesus!

Welcome to Vacation Bible School “Barnyard Roundup” on August 8-12 from 9:00 am —12:00 pm, where Jesus gathers us together, picks us out, calls us by name, and loves us now and forever, no matter what! Children learn Psalm 23 through memory verses, songs, and activities. Also, we need help! Volunteers are needed to assist with crafts, snacks, games, decorations, and to serve as group leaders. There are so many ways to use your gifts!

You can register your child or volunteer at or contact Emily DiNoto at Registration forms are available in the Gathering Space at HR and HT. VBS is for children in the 1st-6th grades.


Grades 9-12 will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm in the parish hall. This is a time for high school aged students to pray and share in community with one another. The group will meet weekly unless notified. For more information please contact Emily DiNoto, Director of Youth Activities, at See you there!


Wednesdays:  August 17, October 12 & December 7, 2016
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  To schedule an appointment, visit:


Grades 1-8 – immediately following the 9 am Mass to 11:30 am.

Grades 9, 10 (Year 1 & 2 Confirmation):  Sunday nights from 6 pm to 7 pm.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact:

Grace Ghirardi, Director of Religious Education
Phone: 252-261-4700, x207


Every Sunday during the 9:00 am Mass.  If you are interested in helping or have questions, please contact Elisabeth (Piff) Silverthorne at 255.5545 or by e-mail at: Elisabeth@dareeducationfoundatio