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.