What We Offer
The Apostleship of the Sea serves seafarers across the world, regardless of belief, nationality or race. In all the main ports in Canada our team of chaplains and ship visitors visit thousands of ships each year, meeting your needs, through the provision of help, support and advice. To find out where your nearest port chaplain is, click here.
- Communications advice and support including the provision of phone cards and internet access so that you can keep in touch with family and friends.
- Transport to and from your ship to the nearest seafarers’ centre, town or church.
- Someone to talk to if you need advice or support or just a listening ear. Our chaplains and volunteers are here for you.
- Spiritual support, prayer and counselling, assuring you of the Church’s love for you, regardless of your faith background.
- Emergency help and support, working together with other organisations.
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