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On behalf of the Mariners House Chaplains yesterday I had attended the Annual Truckers'
Appreciation day at the 77th terminal section. Though it was a short stay of only 15min they appreciated my presence. Mr.Waine Smith himself thanked me. When I greeted him he said you don't need to introduce yourself father we know who you are and it's been always a pleasure to see your smiling face around the terminals. This is an annual event in which the MGT Montreal Gateway Terminal in appreciation of the service we provide for the seafarers do a fundraising for Mariners House. By providing free Breakfast and lunch request donations into a donation box and match the amount at the end of the event. More than the amount they give they bring in lot of recognition to our work. After becoming the National Director of AoS I have visited most ports in which AoS chaplains serve but the support we receive from the port of Montreal and recognition by the security is enormous. A very big thank you to all who support our ministry.
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Last night work at Mariners House looked different than the other nights. I began to realize about the new emerging reality of women seafarers on board. A young Filipina Seafarer was sitting in a corner with other Filipino Seafarers communicating with their families and talking in Tagalog. I had an opportunity to talk to them after our prayers in the chapel. This young Filipina has come on board as a cadet to be trained as a stewed. I could see in her face the home sick. But she was so lucky to have a very good understanding Filipino Seafarers who are trying to drive away her home sick. Though they may have home sick or other kinds of sickness the reality is the suffering they undergo for the sake of the family never reaches home. ... See MoreSee Less

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Last week Madha TV Director and the Administrator of Santhom communication center in Chennai Fr.David visitted Montreal. After Roshan Thavarajah's wedding in Notredam Basilica seven Priest with Fr.David walked into Mariners House. We had a nice time their. I had also discussed with Fr.David of the possibility of creating a short video of our ministry to seafarers.
I had also driven him to several places in Montreal and in Toronto to meet with people,
families and relatives. We had also met with Thevan's studio and discussed of making short videos for Madha TV. For the Sunday masses we were with Tamil community in Montreal and in Toronto.
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This evening after the feast of The Precious Body and Blood of Christ the Filipino Seafarers paused for a picture outside the chapel as a souvenir under the flags of Canada and Apostleship of the Sea. ... See MoreSee Less

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I just finished the Trinity Sunday mass for the seafarers at the Mariners House. The participants in the mass were from Philippine India, Canada and Sri Lanka and it was a wonderful reality that our believe in one God unites people from different nationalities and countries. ... See MoreSee Less

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