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Apostleship of the Sea Open Day
July 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open day 28th July Lyttelton
Seafarers generally work long hours for little pay, for months at a time away from their families.
The Apostleship of the Sea is the Catholic ministry which serves the needs of seafarers.
We provide a safe centre in Lyttelton to assist with the basic and spiritual needs of all seafarers.
We need more volunteers for the centre. Full training is provided.
Come find out more at our Community Open Day Sunday 28th July 1pm to 3pm, 18 Norwich Quay, Lyttelton.
The Apostleship of the Sea is the Catholic Ministry to Seafarers. We work together with the Anglican Mission to Seafarers to provide a safe place where Seafarers can go while they are in port.
Seafarers travel very long distances and are away from their families for months at a time. They are often working in very difficult and isolated conditions for little pay.
The majority of the Seafarers are from Russia and the Philippians who are mostly all Catholic.
The Apostleship of the Sea promotes the spiritual welfare of Catholic seafarers and the social welfare of all seafarers irrespective of nationality or belief by providing:
- a safe place to spend time in when in they are port in the Lyttelton
- facilities to communicate with family and friends
- free food and warm clothes
- exchanging of foreign cash
- arranging a Catholic Mass or a Priest to talk to
The Apostleship of the Sea needs more volunteers to be able to help more Seafarers. The basic work involves opening the Lyttelton Seafarers Centre for a 3-hour shift once a week or once a fortnight.
Shifts are done in small groups and full training is provided.