The AOS-USA extends our Catholic port ministry from Port Arthur to all shores.
Welcome to our newest corporate members J.S. Paluch Company and Catholic Cruises and Tours.
We invite you to learn about AOS-USA and get involved today.
To teach and witness to the Word of God and to serve God's people.
For seafarers, maritime personnel and people of the sea; by fostering their growth and renewal, through prayer, ...
Become A Member
Become an AOS-USA member/partner.
Join as a priest or pastoral member, a mariner member, or as a student/cadet with our online form.
Contribute to our Christian mission online.
AOS-USA relies on the help of those who share its concern for the well-being of all seafarers. Your contribution can make a significant...
“Then, when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near to the boat...” John 6:19
To bring ministry to the sea:
Apostleship of the Sea of the United States of America (AOS-USA) is the professional association of Catholic Maritime Ministers, Cruise Ship Priests, Mariners and all those who support the ministry to the People of the Sea.
In 1920, Catholic port ministry was developed in Scotland, and 2 years later Pope Pius XI encouraged extended ministries.
CRUISE LINES and TRAVEL AGENCIES
WHY AOS-USA is Good for Your Business:
Discover many reasons to partner with AOS-USA like added value and services, additional benefits like counseling for crew members & passengers, etc.
See These Participating Cruise Lines and Travel Agencies:
- :: Holland America Line
- :: Royal Caribbean International
- :: Seabourn
- :: MSC Cruises
- :: Catholic Cruises and Tours
“We enjoyed being able to go to Mass several times on our week long cruise...Thanks for your work, we appreciate it. ”
- Brendan and Katie McIntyre - Buffalo, NY
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- 10.29.13: Latest Apostolate Maris Bulletin
- 10.16.13: AOS-USA has presence at International Workboat show in New Orleans
“Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on all seafarers: Our Lady, Star of the Sea, St. Peter, St. Andrew, pray for us. Lord, save us or we perish.” (Mt 8:25)