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
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