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Sea Sunday Celebrations
Below are some ways Sea Sunday was celebrated across the UK and further afield. Tell us how your parish celebrated Sea Sunday. Send us some photos and text and we'll put them up on this webpage. Please send your contributions to email@example.com
St Aloysius Garnethill, Glasgow
It was wonderful to celebrate Sea Sunday at St Aloysius Church Garnethill in Glasgow over the weekend. Huge thanks to everyone for their generous support, especially long-time supporter and parish contact Gina Lowe.
St Mirin's Cathedral, Paisley
Huge thanks to all at St. Mirin's Cathedral in Diocese of Paisley for supporting our Sea Sunday appeal. Our Scotland Development Officer Euan McArthur and supporter John Hood was the church to share about our work supporting. seafarers.
Blessed John Duns Scotus, Glasgow
Our Scotland Development Officer Euan Mc Arthur received a warm welcome from the amazing parishioners and parish priest, Fr Edmund Highton OFM of Blessed John Duns Scotus, Glasgow. Glasgow is the birthplace of AoS and it will be the venue of our 25th World Congress in October 2020 which marks the start of our Centenary celebrations next year.
The crew of OOCL BELGIUM in Montreal were delighted when Stella Maris Canada Episcopal Promoter Bishop Thomas Dowd celebrated the Sea Sunday on board the ship. Huge thanks to Fr Andrew Thavam, our Montreal port chaplain for organising Mass.
St Mary’s Lochee, Dundee, Scotland
Huge thanks to Fr Mark Cassidy and the wonderful parishioners of St Mary’s Lochee Dundee for making Sea Sunday so special. A total of £618 was collected.
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Stella Maris Abidjan port chaplain Fr Celestin Ikomba led the Sea Sunday celebration in the Ivory Coast city, which included Mass on board and with the local port community. A strong focus was the Stella Maris Centenary next year, 2020, which will kick-off with the World Congress in October in Glasgow.
St Patricks, Hayling Island, Portsmouth
On Sea Sunday, our AoS flag flew alongside the White Ensign (representing the Royal Navy) and the Red Ensign (representing the Merchant Navy) at St. Patrick’s Church on Hayling Island within the Diocese of Portsmouth.
Richards Bay, South Africa
Fr Bongani Xulu, Stella Maris port chaplain in Richards Bay took a goup of seafarers to church for Sea Sunday.
St Joseph's Clarkston, Scotland
Our Scotland Development Officer Euan McArthur spoke at the Masses in the Renfrewshire parish. He met Jamie Meenan a former fisherman from Campbeltown, where Euan also comes from. Jamie use to own a boat named Stella Maris!
In Montevideo, Stella Maris Port Chaplain Fr Tamar Frandy celebrated Mass on board for the crew of MSC Antigua and later took them for lunch at Punta Carretas Shopping Centre.
Westminster Cathedral, London
Anne McLaren, our Senior Regional Port Chaplain for North East England & Humber gave appeal talks at the Masses. AoS head office staff were also on hand to hand our prayer cards, donation envelopes and other material.
St John the Baptist, Barrhead, Scotland
Apostleship of the Sea were humbled by the generosity of parishioners from St John the Baptist Church, Barrhead, Scotland recently as Sea Sunday raised a wonderful total of £1,108. Euan McArthur, Scottish Development Officer, and volunteer John Hood covered all four Masses in the Paisley Diocese parish and were given a warm welcome by Fr. Joseph Burke and all who attended over the course of the weekend. You can read the full story here.
St Joachim. Carmyle, Scotland
A wonderful Sea Sunday at the parish where our Scotland Development Officer Euan McArthur spoke at the Masses and afterwards to parishioners. They're seen here wearing hats donated for seafarers. Thank you everyone!
St Ninian's, Knightswood, Scotland
Great team work from our Scotland Development Officer Euan McArthur, and supporters - Capt John Hood and Margaret King - resulted in an amazing collection at the parish, more than £1,000 (excluding gift aid). Huge thanks to Fr Francis and the wonderful parishioners for their overwhelming kindness.