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AOS News and Events



2015 Maritime Day Mass and Dedication of “Our Lady Star of the Sea” Roundel


IMO World Maritime Day

“Maritime education and training” is World Maritime Day theme 2015

World Maritime Day 2014 IMO conventions: effective implementation

Deacon Gjet Bajraktari, Director of AOS Jacksonville, Florida retired in July.

International  Transport Workers Federation (ITF) Seafarers Trust application process now online.

The ITF Seafarers Trust is “ is dedicated to the spiritual, moral and physical welfare of seafarers irrespective of nationality, race or creed” and its Trustees welcome “grant applications from organizations such as welfare agencies, religious bodies, independent missions, etc.” who assist seafarers worldwide.

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.


Past Events


Maritime Day Mass May 2014

Maritime Day Mass May 2014 Homily

Sea Sunday 2014

This year's Sea Sunday will be held on July 13, 2014.  Visit the official website for Sea Sunday for more information on the festivities and how to get involved.



Maritime Day Mass May 2013



Maritime Day Mass 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


Maritime Day Mass 2011 Liturgy Guide

AOSUSA Annual Conference 2011, Duluth, MN


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