August 15 is not a holy day of obligation this year since it falls on a Monday.  We will celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of Mary with one Mass only –  9 AM  at Holy Redeemer.  There is no 6PM Mass that day.


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Our Summer Schedule is in effect through Labor Day Weekend.

Please join us INSIDE the church or chapel for Mass.


  • 5PM Holy Redeemer 

  • 5:30 PM Holy Trinity

  • 7:30 PM Holy Trinity (BiLingual)


  • 8AM Holy Trinity 

  • 9AM Holy Redeemer

  • 11 AM Holy Trinity 

  • 11:30 AM Holy Redeemer

  • 7:00 PM Holy Redeemer  

Sunday Mass Obligation Has Returned to the Diocese of Raleigh  

Beginning Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022, Bishop Zarama has lifted the dispensation that has been in place for the Mass obligation for Sundays and Holy Days for the faithful in the Diocese of Raleigh. 

For centuries, the Catholic Church has had in place an obligation for Catholics to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days. Importantly, the Church specifies that the elderly, sick, those with pre-existing health conditions or other vulnerable people are always dispensed from this Mass obligation. In some instances, the bishop or pastor may “lift the obligation” among the faithful. This may occur during severe weather, for instance. Most recently, this has been the case during the COVID pandemic. 

As so many of the faithful gather for Easter Masses, Bishop Luis offers this reminder that the obligation to attend Mass is also an invitation to return to our churches and renew ourselves in receiving God’s love through the Eucharist.

“The doors of our churches are wide open,” said Bishop Luis. “Now let us open our hearts, embracing each other in community and fully embracing the gift of God’s love with an open and joyful heart.”

 The elderly or sick continue to be excused as always.

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All Weekday Masses (or Communion Services when a priest is not available) will take place at Holy Redeemer by the Sea in Kitty Hawk at 9 AM Monday- Friday.


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Our Locations

Holy Redeemer by the Sea

Location: 301 West Kitty Hawk Road
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-4700

Holy Trinity by the Sea Chapel

Location: 7335 Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 261-4700

Anniversary of our Salesian Saints

The weekend of January 22nd and 23rd, Salesian Congregations and organizations around the world began a year-long Double Jubilee Anniversary observance of the 400th Anniversary of the death of St. Francis DeSales and the 450th Anniversary of the birth of St. Jane DeChantal. The life and teachings of these two Saints are the foundation of the ministry of the Oblates of St. Francis DeSales who staff this parish. Throughout this coming year, we will highlight important events and dates in the lives of St. Francis and St. Jane to mark the Jubilee and to help us grow in our understanding and appreciation of these two Saints. We marked the birthday of St. Jane DeChantal on January 23, 1572 and the feast day of St. Francis DeSales on January 24th, the day that marks his burial in Annecy, France in 1622.

May our celebration of these two Saints help us to live in the present moment where God’s grace is always found.

Dare County Weather Policy’s

The Church will be closed and all activities canceled if a LOCAL State of Emergency is declared by Dare County or the Town of Kitty Hawk that includes mandatory evacuations or restrictions or prohibitions on travel in Kitty Hawk. Never put yourself at risk of accident or physical harm to come to Church in dangerous conditions, even if a delay or emergency has not been announced. We have been assured by the Diocese of Raleigh that the Catholic faithful are not obligated to attend Mass when prevented by unsafe travel conditions.

Since our new inclement weather policy governing closures and cancellations will now be tied to County and Municipality States of Emergency, we urge all parishioners to sign up for County Alerts.


Faith Formation Program

Faith Formation Sacramental Programs (Two-Year Requirement)

Holy Redeemer by the Sea follows the Diocese of Raleigh for Sacramental Preparation.  All candidates are required to attend Two-Year Preparation classes for all Sacraments.  The classes are as follows: “Two-Year Preparation for the Sacraments of Penance and First Communion” and “Two-Year Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.”  Participation in both years for each prep program is required to be a candidate for the Sacrament.

For families transferring from another parish, a proof of participation of instruction with a seal from the previous parish is required.  The document must be sent directly to Holy Redeemer by the Sea.  Please see our website for more information.

2022/2023 Faith Formation Registration (Classes from September 2022 to May 2023)

Registration for Faith Formation 2022/2023 has begun. Completed registration forms are due by August 1, 2022.  Click the link below to access the registration form.  Families must be registered with Holy Redeemer by the Sea Parish in order for children to participate in Faith Formation classes.

If you have any questions, please call our Faith Formation Office at 252.261.4700 ext. 207 or email

Children’s Liturgy of the Word Program

Our Children’s Liturgy of the Word Program meets on most Sundays throughout the school year at Holy Redeemer by the Sea. We hope to be able to resume this program in the fall of 2022.


A College of the Albemarle video production on Glen Eure’s treasured gift to the Church of Holy Redeemer by the Sea – his hand carved Stations of the Cross.  Includes interviews with his beloved wife, Pat, and our Pastor, the Reverend Dr. William F. Walsh, osfs.



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