AOS-USA: The Professional Association of Catholic Seafarers & Maritime Ministers

Apostleship of the Sea of the United States of America



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Our Mission
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, ...
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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.
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.
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
  • :: Cafe Trips and Tours
  • :: Catholic Cruises and Tours
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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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