This year Catholic charity Stella Maris (formerly known as Apostleship of the Sea) is celebrating 100 years of its support to seafarers, fishers, and their families. To mark the beginning of its centenary year, Stella Maris will be holding a livestreamed Mass celebrated by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow.
Many in our diocese are familiar with the charity and its chaplains, like Wojchiech Holub (right), who support seafarers of all creeds at Essex ports. 90% of world trade is carried by ship but merchant seafarers often work in dangerous conditions suffering loneliness, deprivation and even exploitation.
Parishioners are warmly invited to join online to share in this very special celebration on Sunday 4 October at 3pm. The Mass will be streamed live at www.stellamaris.org.uk/centenarymass
Stella Maris’ Nathaniel Xavier says: “Please join us online for this historic occasion.”