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AOS News and Events

 

Upcoming Events

February 18 - March 2, 2018 - The Houston Maritime Ministry Training Program will be held at the Houston International Seafarers' Center in Houston, TX. Contact us at pcmrt@usccb.org for access to scholarships.

April 17-19, 2018 - The Apostleship of the Sea of the United States (AOS-USA) Annual Conference will be held at the American Maritime Officers' STAR Center in Dania, FL.

May 19, 2018 - The Mass for Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Mariners and People of the Sea will be held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.

May 22, 2018 - The National Maritime Day Celebration will be held at the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, DC.

News

International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) is an international federation of transport workers' trade unions. For news and events from ITF, please visit their website.

International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN)Seafarers Emergency Fund

“The Seafarers Emergency Fund is to provide immediate, essential aid to seafarers and families of seafarers, who are directly involved in sudden and unforeseen crises. This Fund is available to seafarer welfare organizations and other welfare organizations, hereinafter known as "Applying Organization" to provide the means to purchase goods and/or services for seafarers and/or the spouse or children of seafarers to relieve the need(s) brought on in relation with a sudden and unforeseen crisis.” - ISWAN

AOS Featured Stories: A Faith-Filled Life on the Sea

The Men and Women of the Apostleship of the Sea

To celebrate the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Mariners and People of the Sea, we are highlighting stories that provide a sampling of the lives touched by the work of the Apostleship of the Sea (AOS) pastoral teams in the USA. These stories are not meant to be exhaustive of the ministry or services of the AOS, nor of the experiences of seafarers and families but they provide a glimpse into the reality of the lives of those who minister and those we serve.

A Beacon of light to people of the Sea
  • Read an article about Deacon Gjet Bajraktari, Director of AOS Jacksonville, Florida about his retirement  in July 2014.

Past Events

2015

2014

World Maritime Day 2014 International Maritime Organization (IMO) Convention

  • Read a message from Koji Sekimizu, Past Secretary-General of IMO about the World Maritime Day 2014
Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People
Sea Sunday 2014
  • The 2014 Sea Sunday was held on July 13, 2014.

2013

2012

XXIII World Congress of the Apostleship of the Sea

National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Mariners and People of the Sea May 20

100th Anniversary Titanic Blessing Given by Bishop Boland

AOS Lake Charles 50th Anniversary

Statement of Apostleship of the Sea (AOS) – Italy on the sinking of Costa Concordia

A Chaplain's Role on a Sinking Ship: Italy's Maritime Ministry Director Comments on Costa Concordia Tragedy

2011



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