Sea Sunday is the day which many Christian Churches set aside to remember and pray for seafarers and their families and give thanks for their lives and work. It is officially held on the second Sunday in July. During Sea Sunday, charities such as the Apostleship of the Sea (an agency of the Catholic Church sometimes known as The Star of the Sea) conduct fundraisers, hold parades, and run awareness campaigns about life at sea.
The Apostleship of the Sea serves seafarers from across the world, regardless of belief, nationality or race. In all the main ports in Great Britain our team of chaplains and volunteers visit thousands of seafarers each year, meeting their needs through the provision of help, support and advice. To find out where our port chaplains work, click here.
“I can’t speak too highly of the care and support given to seafarers by the port chaplains and ship visitors of the Apostleship of the Sea. They bring a much needed dose of humanity, not only when ships are detained or at other very stressful moments for seafarers, but they are also out there visiting, day in, day out. Their help for seafarers is second to none.”
Captain Ron Bailey, Harbour Master, Clydeport Operations Ltd.
More about the Apostleship of the Sea
We will be having a second collection after mass on the 2nd Sunday in July to collect for this wonderful cause that is often overlooked and even forgotten.
To learn more please visit http://www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk/