Apostleship of the Sea/Stella Maris Vancouver Port Chaplain Deacon Dileep Athaide is interviewed by BC Catholic about his unexpected path to becoming a chaplain.
Agnieszka Ruck writes that a few years ago, Deacon Dileep could never have guessed he’d become a frequent visitor on the immense coal and container ships dotting the horizon in Delta and Vancouver.
Yet nearly every day he finds himself donning a hard hat, reflective vest, and steel-toed boots, chatting with security guards who recognise his white collar; and climbing high ladders into cargo ships as a chaplain to seafarers.
We encourage you to read this excellent write up about Deacon Dileep’s own faith journey as he relates how AoS supports seafarers faith and practical needs. Go to this link to read the story.