Q: When is Sea Sunday?
A: Sea Sunday is always celebrated on the second Sunday of July each year.
Q: Why is Sea Sunday so important?
A: Sea Sunday is a chance for us all to pray for and remember seafarers, their families and those who support them. The second collection held on this day through parishes is also vital as it brings in about half of our income and allow us to continue our vital work with seafarers. We rely on this collection and your generosity.
Q: Why should we send our Parish collection directly to you?
A: It helps us to have your individual collections sent through to us directly so we can track each gift to your parish and thank you accordingly. Often, if collections go via a diocese they are grouped together and we have no idea of which parish gave what and so we cannot thank you individually.
Q: Why is your information about my parish wrong?
A: We do our best to merge information given to us from parishes and the Catholic Directory to ensure we get the right information such as addresses for parishes. However clergy movement, parish mergers and the sad closure of many parishes means this information is constantly changing, and sometimes we do not have the most up to date information.
News & Stories
6 days ago
Happy SEA Sunday. The Seafarers on board the ship OOCL BELGIUM were so happy to welcome on board the ship our AoS Episcopal promoter Bishop Dowd on board to celebrate Sea Sunday mass. I thank the Bishop to have had the humility to accept the invitation and to have climbed up the ship to celebrate with the Seafarers the joy of Sea Sunday. Sea Sunday gave the Bishop an opportunity to have a taste of ships visit and to feel the pulse of Seafarers needs. The Bishop also mentioned that this is my first but will not be the last. ... See MoreSee Less
On last Thursday evening I left from Montreal to Toronto and Friday afternoon went to Mississauga. Deacon Michael Ho took me to visit Hamilton Seafarers center and to have a meeting with the Pastor Dan with whom the AoS coordinate their work. Then we went to Humber Bay park to have a dinner meeting with the Anglican coordinator for Ontario Pastor Judith. Every thing went well according to our plans. My special thanks to our AoS coordinator for Ontario Deacon Michael Ho for organizing my visit and meetings. ... See MoreSee Less
In Montreal during the month of July after the fireworks of Canada Day every Wenesday and Sunday the fireworks continues as a competition between countries. So on fireworks day's we don't provide transport back to ship and the Seafarers are reluctant to come out on those days. On last Wednesday I took Midi Wi Fi hotspot unit on board the ship and the Seafarers very happily enjoyed free Wi Fi for one and a half hour. Seven of them used little more than 7GB. But the happiness they had in their face is more worth than the money spent. They were so thankful to my time spent with them. ... See MoreSee Less