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21 hours ago

Apostleship of the Sea Canada

This week we celebrated the 11th year memorial mass for Sole Mendoza at the Mariners House chapel. He was a former Seafarer from Philippine who had worked at Our Mariners House after becoming a Canadian and a brother of Mei Mendoza who is one of our present staffs. The Filipino Seafarers who had come over on Sunday participated in the mass. ... See MoreSee Less

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Last night we had Sunday mass in the Mariners House chapel Filipino and Spanish seafarers actively participated in the mass. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Apostleship of the Sea Canada

This week two Priests from Chennai India Fr.Antony Balsamy and Fr.Francis Xavier visited. Fr.Antony is also very much connected to the AoS ministry. He was the former AoS chaplain at the port of Chennai and now the Chair person of the Seafarers welfare society in Chennai. I had taken them to Mariners House and visited a ship. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

Apostleship of the Sea Canada

This week there were two incidents on board the ship. A Seafarer from Mississippi Star was hospitalised and another passenger from the Cruise AIDA Luna passed away on board and I had to coordinate with the Chaplain at Halifax to organized a mass on board.
Santiago the Filipino Seafarer was admitted at St.Mary's hospital and I had visited him on Monday and today. What a difference in his face. On Monday when I visited I was the only one and first one to visit. He had no money in hand he knew no one to help him and was crying. But after I had contacted him with the nurses (mostly Filipinos and one my extended cousins) now he says he is happy even in the hospital. In solidarity with all the Seafarers at the Mariners House chapel we praied together for the speedy recovery of Santiago and for the departed soul of the passenger. Mei Mendoza the Filipina working at the Mariners House was the instrument of God who connected the right people on the right time.
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