• At AoS, we pray that Mary, Star of the Sea, guide and protect them in their journeys on the high seas.

  • Their ship. Their home. For several months.

  • Volunteer bus drivers take them from their ships to the shopping centres, churches and seafarers’ centres.

  • … or by volunteers and staff who welcome them at the Stella Maris centres and visit them in hospitals.

  • When their ships dock on the port, they are nourished by Chaplains who visit them to celebrate Mass …

  • SEAFARERS travel for months on these ships to bring us specialised medical equipment, computer hardware, equipment for mining and farming, mobile phones, clothes and so many other items.

Welcome to the Apostleship of the Sea, Australia

Known to seafarers around the world as Stella Maris, the Apostleship of the Sea cares for the spiritual, social and material welfare of all seafarers regardless of colour, race or creed.

Sea Sunday

Sea Sunday is the day set by many Christian Churches to remember, celebrate, pray for seafarers and their families and give thanks for their lives and work. It is officially held on the second Sunday in July. Seafarers work tirelessly in the high seas throughout the year bringing us more than ninety percent of the goods we need.

In the Catholic Church, Sea Sunday is supported by the Apostleship of the Sea (Stella Maris) around the world.

In Australia, the Apostleship of the Sea (Stella Maris), prays for seafarers at Mass and provides resources for the parishes to use such as Prayers of the Faithful, Appeal Talk, Notes for the Bulletin, Poster and Images for digital and social media for Sea Sunday.

Parishioners have the opportunity to support this Catholic ministry through the Sea Sunday appeal. Its Stella Maris centres support seafarers’ welfare, and provide pastoral care and hospitality.

Please support our annual Sea Sunday Appeal!

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