This Sunday the church remembers all those who live and work at sea. Seafarers are commonly recruited from poorer countries where wages are lower. Seafarers work in difficult and often dangerous conditions suffering from loneliness, spiritual deprivation and even exploitation as they transport the goods we use and consume every day. The Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is the official maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church in Great Britain. The Apostleship of the Sea reaches out to seafarers that visit our ports each year, offering pastoral and practical support and care. AoS is wholly dependent on voluntary donations to continue its work; it takes the love of Christ to seafarers in the name of the Church, recognising them as our brothers and sisters in need. Sea Sunday is your chance to help AoS make a real difference to the lives of seafarers. Everything AoS does is on behalf of Britain’s Catholic community, but it receives no statutory funding from either the Church or the
There will be a second collection this weekend for this worthy cause when our parish representative, Helen Townsend, will speak at all Masses to ask for your kind support.
Their ministry cannot continue without you. For more information on the work of AoS please visit their website at www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk