Welcome to our organisation
The Stella Maris Seafarer's Centre in Melbourne is a not-for-profit organisation and one of 353 centres worldwide providing pastoral care, services and support for seafaring people.
Stella Maris centres are part of the Catholic Church's official missionary work in its care of seafarers. These centres are a key component of the Apostleship of the Sea (AoS), an agency which is operated globally under the auspices of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrant and Itinerant People in Rome.
The Apostleship of the Sea acts for the Church among the People of the Sea, ever dutiful in the service of hospitality:
"I was a stranger and you made Me welcome" Mt 25:25
Reunion for past members and volunteers - 2016
Calling all past members and volunteers! We would love to see you at the Stella Maris Reunion, to be held 21st August 2016. Come along and join us for a special meet and greet, and find out what's been happening in the Centre over the past years. Please RSVP by 19th August - see flyer for details.
Seafarers unwinding at Stella Maris
Donate via Paypal
You too can help this work in support of seafarers. Please consider making a donation here via Paypal:
Donations of $2 and above are tax deductible.
Wi-Fi Hot Spots
Stella Maris Melbourne is now trialling Wi-Fi in one of its buses. This way seafarers can connect to the internet for free whilst travelling between their vessel and the Centre. If it proves to be popular we shall install Wi-Fi in our second bus. We believe this may be the first time that a centre in Australia has offered this service for seafarers.
Stella Maris is happy to announce that it has now opened its Western Union agency again for visiting seafarers.