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 worldwide contact directory by downloading this pdf.
News & Stories
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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