Our Work Supporting Seafarers
Recognising and responding to the needs of seafarers is part of the Apostleship of the Sea’s pastoral care. Many seafarers suffer loneliness, far from home and cut off from their own culture, family and friends. We direct our support to where it is most needed.
The Apostleship of the Sea deploys its chaplains in Canada’s largest ports, where thousands of seafarers visit each year. Halifax, Montreal, Prince Rupert and Vancouver are among the busiest.
Each day that our chaplains and ship visitors climb a gangway they can meet any number of different situations.
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