Churches near the cruise port of Miami
About the Cruise Port of Miami:
The Port of Miami is a bustling one, and one of the largest in the U.S., both for cruise passengers and mariners alike. Due to the efforts of volunteers, a place has been created for the spiritual needs of Catholics: The Stella Maris Center. It serves not only cruise passengers, but also those of seafarers who are Catholic and often do not have an opportunity to attend Mass.
About the Stella Maris Center in the Port of Miami:
The chapel includes the Stations of the Cross which were taken from the now-closed St. Francis Xavier Church in Overtown. The wooden altar was hand made by local craftsmen and has a mariners emblem with the inscription “Apostolatus Maris”.
Other statues of Our Lady of Mercy and St. Joseph have been donated.
The chapel is open 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for prayer and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is at noon on Thursdays. There is also a priest on call for emergencies.
Mass is held on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m., giving those who have sailings (or are dis-embarking) on Saturdays the opportunity to attend Mass.
The Catholic center offers free wi-fi and Internet access in addition to the chapel.
Finding the Stella Maris Chapel in the Port of Miami:
Address: 1172 S. American Way, Port of Miami, Florida 33132 (across from Concourse F)
GPS coordinates: 25° 46′ 35.4756” N, 80° 10′ 34.6548” W
For Sunday Masses, the nearest church is the Gesu Church. It is the oldest church in South Florida.
Address: 118 NE 2nd Street, Miami, Florida.
GPS coordinates: 25° 46′ 33.4488” N, 80° 11′ 29.9328” W
Click here for the official website of the Gesu Church in Miami.