More Information on Resuming Mass May 23-24
Bishop Luis Zarama of Raleigh continues to lift the obligation for the faithful to attend Mass on Sunday. Anyone who feels vulnerable or has symptoms of an illness does not have to and should not attend.
We plan to resume the celebration of Mass this weekend as follows:
5 PM at Holy Redeemer on Saturday   
6:30 PM at Holy Trinity on Saturday (no live streaming)
9:00 AM at Holy Redeemer on Sunday
Father and the Liturgical Ministers will celebrate Mass inside. This will be audio streamed outside the church for the faithful who are invited to gather there. We are also attempting to live stream the Mass so that those at home can participate by video.
Those gathered outside can view the video of Mass on their smart phones, but listen to the audio broadcast on the outside speakers. Please observe the social distancing requirements of 6 feet apart, and wear a face covering if possible.
Communion (host only) will be distributed outside after the final blessing. We are urging all parishioners to receive in the hand for the health and safety of everyone attending.
The Mass will be in an abbreviated form with limited singing. Seating will not be provided, so if you feel you cannot stand, please bring a chair. The Church building and restrooms will not be accessible. There will be offertory containers for those wishing to deposit a donation, but we will not pass any type of basket hand to hand.
We are asking for your patience as we attempt something which is new to all of us. There is a fine balance to be struck between safety from illness and the intimacy of worship. We look forward to working through that with you, and most especially, we are eager to once again receive the body of Christ with our Community of Faith.
Please direct all questions to

Sojourning (and Dancing) with Reverence -Thoughts from Fr. John May 15, 2020

The Church Office and Worship Space will continue to be open Monday – Friday,  10 AM – Noon until the social distancing measures are lifted.  Please enter through the Church Office.  Visitors in church will be limited to 10 persons at any one time.

We are unable to offer Mass Cards/Intentions until Masses are resumed.  For Sacramental emergencies, please call 252-261-4700, Ext. 215

A limited number of bulletins have been printed and are available in a cabinet outside the front doors of Holy Redeemer.  Bulletins can ALWAYS be accessed here on the website – see the link above!

And, until Masses resume, we encourage you to continue your regular donations online – please use the link at the bottom of this page. Just click on the blue & green icon on the far left and it will take you to a page where you can set up an online account and make your regular donations.

Off Season Mass

Our Off Season Mass Schedule from Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend is now in effect and is as follows:

Holy Redeemer by the Sea Kitty Hawk
Saturday Evening at 5:00 PM & Sunday at 9 AM
Confessions on Saturday 4 – 4:30 PM

Holy Trinity Chapel of Nags Head
Saturday at  7:30 PM (bilingual) & Sunday at 11  AM
Confessions Saturday 4:30 – 5 PM

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

Father Bill, Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish

A Message from Father Bill

Weather Alerts

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 classes have been suspended until further notice.  We will update our schedule and relay any information we obtain regarding First Penance, First Communion and Confirmation as soon as possible once the COVID 19 Virus emergency has ended.  3.22.2020

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, and will begin for the new school year on September 29, 2019. To participate, plan to attend 9:00 am Mass and have your children join us when they are called at the start of the Liturgy of the Word. If you are interested in helping or have questions, please contact Barbara Nickerson, Coordinator of Faith Formation,  at 252-261-4700, x207, or email:


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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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