What We Do
The Apostleship of the Sea serves seafarers from across the world, regardless of belief, nationality or race. In ports in Canada our team of chaplains and volunteer ship visitors visit thousands of seafarers each year, meeting their needs through the provision of help, support and advice.
“I can’t speak too highly of the care and support given to seafarers by the port chaplains and ship visitors of the Apostleship of the Sea. They bring a much needed dose of humanity, not only when ships are detained or at other very stressful moments for seafarers, but they are also out there ship visiting, day in, day out. Their help for seafarers is second to none.”
Captain Ron Bailey, Harbour Master, Clydeport Operations Ltd.
News & Stories
1 week ago
Last evening we had offered a special mass for the mother's and wife's of the Seafarers. Representing the mother's Mei Mendoza lit the candle in the beginning of the mass. I could see an emotional and active participation of the Seafarers in the Eucharistic Celebration. ... See MoreSee Less
As the resurrection of Jesus illuminates every heart and soul on earth the season of Easter invites us to illuminate our hearts. The Seafarers from different parts of the world after the celebration of the Eucharist feeling illuminated thank God in singing 'Salamat'. ... See MoreSee Less
Last night also Mariners House was filled with the Seafarers. All enjoyed their time and hospitality offered to them. ... See MoreSee Less
With Easter the whether also became favourable to Seafarers to come out of the ship and now we are getting more Seafarers coming to our Mariners House to enjoy the facilities. ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday I had visitted ships and spoke to the Seafarers about the importance of the Holy week. I had an opportunity also to have lunch with Captain Felino from Toronto Express. He had been a very good Catholic friend of mine whom I had known for more than fifteen years in the AoS Chaplaincy in Montreal. Three of the Catholic Seafarers from his ship came out with me for Palm Sunday mass on Saturday evening at 4.30p.m because they were to sail Sunday morning. ... See MoreSee Less