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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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Our coordinator Deacon Michael Ho after out visit to the Diocesan office and Seafarers center at Hamilton said that my mission of visiting the Ontario region this year was a very successful one. We have archived more than what it was intended for.
Actually our visit to port of Sarnia was to encourage the activities of Deacon Dave Roberson and to give him personal invitation to prepare some one to continue the mission after him. But the one whom he I tended in preparing Fr David is already transferred to Windsor. Even then the good part of it is that Fr.David had given us a verbal consent to help as AoS Chaplain at the port of Windsor.
Our second day of visit to the Diocese of Hamilton was to explore the possibility of installing a new chaplain to the port of Hamilton. So we had visitted the Chancellory office of Hamilton Diocese and met with Deacon Stephane who is responsible for the assignment of the deacons. He had introduced to us Deacon Carlos who was interested in AoS ministry. After a lengthy conversation and discussions about our ministry we had taken Deacon Carlos to the Mission to Seafarers center and discussed with the coworkers in the center how he could do his ministry there and how they could plan the schedule. Deacon Carlos was very much interested in the ministry. After our discussions at lunch he said that he will speak about his interest to his wife and let us of his decision so that we can work out for his appointment letter and the training.
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