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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 nathaniel@apostleshipofthesea.org.uk


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.
Sea Sunday St Aloysius Glasgow


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.
Sea Sunday 2019 St Mirin Paisley Diocese


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.
Sea Sunday at Blessed John Duns Scotus Glasgow


Montreal, Canada

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.
Bishop Thomas Dowd celebrated Mass on Sea Sunday on the OOCL Belgium
Bishop Thomas Dowd celebrated Mass on Sea Sunday on the OOCL Belgium
Bishop Thomas Dowd celebrated Mass on Sea Sunday on the OOCL Belgium


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.
Sea Sunday at St Mary's Lochee Dundee


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.
Sea Sunday in Abidjan Ivory Coast
Sea Sunday in Abidjan Ivory Coast
Sea Sunday in Abidjan Ivory Coast


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.
The AoS flag flies alongside the White Ensign and the Red Ensign at St. Patrick’s Church on Hayling Island


Richards Bay, South Africa

Fr Bongani Xulu, Stella Maris port chaplain in Richards Bay took a goup of seafarers to church for Sea Sunday. 
Sea Sunday at Richard's Bay


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! 
Our Scotland Development Officer Euan met Jamie Meenan a former fisherman


Montevideo, Uruguay

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.
Sea Sunday on board MSC Antigua in Montevideo


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. 
Sea Sunday 2019 at Westminster Cathedral
 


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.
Fr Joseph Burke with AoS Scotland Development Officer Euan McArthur and AoS volunteer John Hood


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!
Sea Sunday at St Joachim's Carmyle
 


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. 
Sea Sunday at St Ninian's Knightswood