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My favorite Catholic Church

I never miss a mass at this church when on the island. A beautiful structure with an amazing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Manassas, Virginia
Noon Mass

We had the opportunity to attend a 12:15 Mass on a recent Wednesday. The beautiful church was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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45 Beach City Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926-2709
+1 843-681-6350
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I never miss a mass at this church when on the island. A beautiful structure with an amazing organ. The parish is a very inspirational one as they preach to a handful of local parishoners and a large number of people visiting the Island. I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the opportunity to attend a 12:15 Mass on a recent Wednesday. The beautiful church was tucked away behind a charming tree lined parking lot. I think that it's great to be able to connect to the Almighty in such a lovely setting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We’ve been going to St Francis ever since moving to HHI in 2001. We live in the south end of the island much closer to Holy Family Catholic Church but we travel to the north end to St Francis. I believe there are more visitors...More

1  Thank break60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I attended mass here before I converted to Catholicism and did not feel very welcome. Usually in other Catholic churches, I could receive a blessing from the priest in lieu of communion. Not here, just looked at me at went on to the next parishioner....More

Thank sgtomas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Hilton Head on family reunion. This church was convient and welcoming to visitors. The priest and deacon were very welcoming and homily was great.

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trip Advisor wants me to add a review for St. Francis By The Sea. Well, here goes: The church is gorgeous and immense, yet it is always crowded. The Host & Wine that is served to it's parishioner's is top notch and I highly recommend...More

Thank stpsharky1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely, welcoming, worshipful atmosphere. As this is a resort community, casual clothing is normal. Come as you are!

Thank Laura Bratcher P
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

There are many churches on Hilton Head Island for any religious belief. There are two Catholic Churches. One on the North end of the island which is St. Francis By The Sea. This church has mostly people who live on the island year round. Families...More

1  Thank Sandra P
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Very modern and expansive building. Come here every year for Sunday Mass while vacationing in Hilton Head. Plenty of parking spaces made available to the public and a welcoming atmosphere is felt inside the church. Air conditioning system runs great in the building.

Thank Steve Y
Reviewed 30 June 2018

We always attend mass at this church when we are in Hilton Head.. Welcoming... Great people and great homilies!

Thank Rebecca B
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Response from SavantIII_11 | Reviewed this property |
From the Website: Sunday, January 14 7:30am Sunday Mass - Jackie Fenlon + 9:00am Sunday Mass - John Reda + 10:30am Sunday Mass - Edward Zyla + 12:15pm Sunday Mass -Caden Bison +