Parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh, a Charity registered in Scotland—number SC008540
“Sea Sunday” is celebrated in most churches.
In Grangemouth and other areas of the river Forth we are fortunate to have Richard Haggerty as Port Chaplain.
He travels around the ports visiting ships and he has a few volunteers but could certainly do with more for ship visiting and driving. This especially suited to someone who has some spare time and is interested in the sea .
If you would not wish to visit ships there are other areas which you could help
The ship visiting includes carrying around DVD's which Richard lends to sailors who return them next time in port then they are passed on to others.
The sailors are extremely grateful for this service as they have lots of time on their hands out at sea. The Apostleship of the Sea (Stella Maris) also offer sailors the service of buying phone cards which are more reasonably priced than from elsewhere. This is their only line of contact with family and as their sea journey can take nine months or one year it is essential to these men.
They are poorly paid and often come from warmer climates unprepared for this weather. Many volunteers throughout the country knit small hats to a pattern given from the A.O.S. This can be supplied by Richard. He is appealing for DVD's and any donations which you would be able to give.
Richard is willing to arrange a talk for any organisation and to lend an insight into the work he does at the port.
He can be contacted by phoning 07757 042 723 if he is not available leave a message and he will return the call.