Welcome to our organization

The Stella Maris Seafarer's Centre in Melbourne is 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

Enjoying themselves at Stella Maris

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