The Apostleship of the Sea is a Catholic charity supporting seafarers worldwide.
We provide practical and pastoral care to all seafarers, regardless of nationality, belief or race. Our port chaplains and volunteer ship visitors welcome seafarers, offer welfare services and advice, practical help, care and friendship. The Apostleship of the Sea in Canada is part of an international network known to the maritime world as Stella Maris, working in more than 334 ports with 227 port chaplains in 79 countries. You can contact our Canada port chaplains here. To see where our port chaplains are located worldwide, please go to this link.
90% of world trade is transported by ship. However the life of a modern seafarer can be dangerous and lonely. They may spend up to a year at a time away from home, separated from their family and loved ones and often working in harsh conditions.
The Apostleship of the Sea relies wholly on voluntary contributions. We are only able to continue our work through the generous donations of our supporters and volunteers.
Apostleship of the Sea Canada
Bishop Thomas Dowd
Fr Andrew T Thuraisingam
514 726 7683 / 514 849 3234 / 514 747 4226
To contact our Canada chaplains go here.
News & Stories
2 days ago
Our AoS Canada Chaplains conference successfully concluded with a thanksgiving mass and the presentation given by Dr.Jason Zidermer the executive director of NAMMA. ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
The second and third day conference went on well according to the planed agenda. ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago
Canadian AoS Chaplains conference in Montreal started with the inaugural mass this evening presided over by our Episcopal promoter Bishop Dowd on the day of his eight Episcopal ordination anniversary. ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
I would like to thank Deacon Dan and Kerry for hosting me in their residence during my port visit to Halifax. It also gave me an opportunity to have a clear view of the departure of the cruise ships Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary. ... See MoreSee Less
This morning I had driven from Fredericton to Halifax. Visited the Seafarers center with the Chaplain Deacon Dan. The Chaplain from Sydney Fr.Roman came over to meet us. We had a meeting there and blessed the food about to be shared with the well wishers of the Seafarers center. We also participated in that fundraising lunch. After lunch visited a ship. Deacon Dan is hosting me in his residence this evening. I also visited St.Thomas church where Deacon Dan serves. Tomorrow morning I will be driving back to Montreal. ... See MoreSee Less