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1 week 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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Last night for the Sunday mass Spanish Seafarers who were very faithful Catholics attended mass at the Mariners House chapel. I would call it as the latest Sunday mass because I had to Celebrate it after Celebrating the late Sunday mass at Our Lady of Fatima. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Apostleship of the Sea Canada

This afternoon I left Vancouver and went to Victoria to have a meeting with the newly ordained and appointed Deacon Philip. He was appointed as the AoS Chaplain in the Diocese of Victoria by Bishop Garry Gordon last month. I had requested the Coordinator of West coast Deacon Dileep to accompany me and picked him up at Delta. I had also contacted Denise who had known to me for a long time as a volunteer at Mariners House and living now in Victoria and invited him to participate in our meeting and introduced him to Deacon Philip. So now Deacon Philip has two helpings hands. I was happy to have had the meeting in the office at St.Andrew's Cathedral. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Apostleship of the Sea Canada

Some of the participants were very happy about the venue of Carmel hill retreat center where we had our AoS North American regional conference. They were also very happy about the liturgical services and the food provided. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Apostleship of the Sea Canada

The third day of the conference was the impressive short and sweet presence and presentation of Bishop of Victoria Bishop Garry Gordon. His mass and homily were aĺso appreciated by many. There were also variety of presentations and discussions. The culmination of the day was a group picture taken with Bishop Gordon and Bishop Thomas Dowd. ... See MoreSee Less

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