God Uses Tiny Things to Create Big Changes
by Susan Huppert, NAMMA God uses tiny things to create big changes. Karen Parsons retired on Dec. 31, 2020, after a long career in maritime ministry. She was a young mother of three small children when she attended Mass in Detroit, Michigan,
Welcome to Point Comfort!
By Susan Huppert, NAMMA Smaller ports are significant when the measure is not volume of cargo or the speed of exchange, but care for seafarers. Seafarers' welfare work in the Port of Point Comfort, Texas, with only five deepwater berths and
Learning to Listen
by Fr. Column Kelley Lord Yahweh, I do not know how to speak. Then Yahweh stretched out his hand, touched my mouth and said to me, “There ! I have put my words into your mouth” (Jer 1:6-9) Over time I have encountered
Catholic maritime ministries in North America celebrate Stella Maris centenary
Stella Maris celebrates 100 years of consistent service and care across the globe.
Seafarers’ charity unveils new look as it adapts to new normal
Global seafarers’ charity Stella Maris (formerly known as Apostleship of the Sea) has launched a new logo, marking the start of its Centenary Year and commemorating World Maritime Day today.
Together in Spirit: NAMMA members praying online
Whenever NAMMA members are gathered, we make a point of not only talking together for the sharing of ideas and resources, but also worshiping together for the sharing of our devotion. That we were not able to gather and
The New Norm in Caring for Seafarers
By Rev Un Tay, Senior Chaplain, Mission to Seafarers - Sydney, Australia Shopping for Seafarers Many of you know by now that despite the lockdown we have been very busy serving the seafarers calling at our Port. Though we have stopped our
A Ministry of Small Miracles
By Deacon Paul Rosenblum At the end of Luke’s Gospel, he describes how Jesus commissions his disciples to go out to the world with the message of the Good News. He gives them the power to perform great miracles: driving out
e-Galas, Flyers, and facebook: New approaches to seafarers’ ministry from the Houston International Seafarers’ Center
by Kevin Walker, NAMMA More than a month into lockdown, COVID-19 and the safety precautions necessary to contain it continue to take their toll on seafarers’ welfare. Seafarers looking forward to relief have faced extension to their work terms, while those
Chat Services, Social Media, Online Learning, and Local Guides – Digital tools for Connection with Seafarers
by Jason Zuidema Image: Selection from a chat conversation on April 21 between seafarer and Jason Zuidema on Chat to a Chaplain In normal times, the best methods to interact with seafarers are physical visits to ships and transport to shops or