Stella Maris Chapel was blessed and opened on 29th August 1997 by Most Reverend John Satterthwaite DDBE, Bishop of Lismore.
"I am very happy to announce that the former Jetty Church in Hood Street is to be relocated to John Paul College and restored. The Church will become the College Chapel and will better serve the needs of the College than the current Chapel, which will be converted to a drama performance theatre. The Church will be situated in the area near the caretaker's cottage and top car park. This new Chapel will be a great asset to the College and demonstrates the importance and significance that the school and the parishes place upon an appropriate and suitable 'sacred space' for the John Paul College community. I am very grateful for the support and encouragement from the parish and priests in securing this addition to John Paul College. An addition that I am sure will also be greatly utilised by the wider parish communities."
"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life" (John 14:6)
St John Paul College, Coffs Harbour