AoS Canada is part of a global network of ministry and support to seafarers, better known collectively as Stella Maris.
All over the world AoS supports seafarers, fishers and many other ‘people of the sea’ and their families. Often chaplains will communicate with their AoS colleagues overseas to ensure care and support for seafarers travelling between countries.
In 2012 AoS’s 23rd World Congress was held in Rome. Over 400 delegates from 70 countries met Pope Benedict XVI to discuss The New Evangelisation in the maritime world. As a result of this meeting an up to date contact directory was produced, listing the AoS port chaplains across the world. This directory contains the phone numbers and e-mail addresses of the Catholic maritime agency’s chaplains in more than 300 ports. Apostleship of the Sea directory has chaplains in most of the world’s ports, from Durban to Dubai and from Casablanca to Colombo.
The map below gives a good view of the countries where AoS has a presence. You can view an interactive map showing our global coverage here. You can also view our latest Port chaplain Directory 2019
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