Miami, Florida: The Stella Maris Catholic Center at the 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.
About the Chapel at the Cruise 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. 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.
Traveling to the Stella Maris Center in Miami:
Address: 1172 S. American Way, Port of Miami, FL 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.