Apostleship of the Sea (Stella Maris)
This is a world-wide Catholic charity. In the UK it is the outreach to 150,000 merchant vessels that visit British ports each year, bringing with them around one million seafarers. These people work away from home for up to 12 months facing loneliness, isolation, dangerous and harsh conditions. One parishioner is a member of the ship visitor team for Portsmouth commercial port where Stella Maris has a small centre and brings support, friendship and practical help to the seafarers. Each year there is a second collection in all Catholic churches for this charity.
Find out more from: Patrick Binks 023 9226 2912