Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is encouraging its supporters and well-wishers to make an in-memory donation so that its ministry supporting seafarers continues in the years ahead.
Every November, AoS celebrates a special Mass for supporters who left legacy gifts in their Wills and for everyone for whom they received in-memory donations.
“AoS invites anyone to make an in-memory donation, regardless of whether they are a previous supporter,” said Alastair Emblem, AoS Legacy and In Memory Officer.
“If you give AoS the name of your relative or friend who has died (either recently or in the past), the departed will be included in prayers at Mass during the week. They will also be included in the special annual Mass of Remembrance next November.”
Fr Chris Thomas, General Secretary of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, was one of the co-celebrants of last year’s Mass.
He said, “When a loved one dies, it can be comforting to celebrate their life by helping others in their memory. AoS carries out a wonderful ministry of spiritual, pastoral and practical help to seafarers from all over the world. So making an in-memory gift to them, or leaving a legacy in someone’s memory, is a wonderful way of keeping alive the values of departed loved ones.”
Alastair adds, “You can also set up a tribute fund for others to contribute to, in memory of your loved ones, and include memories and pictures of them on a special website, free of charge.”
Leaving a legacy to AoS in memory of a loved one is a very special way of ensuring their values live on. Details can be found on the AoS Legacy Page.
AoS has produced a poignant video which shows why leaving a legacy helps ensure its ministry supporting seafarers can continue in the years ahead.
The film can be viewed by going to the AoS on Film Page or a free DVD can be sent by post.
Sympathy cards are available to buy on its Online Shop.
For further details contact the AoS office, 39 Eccleston Square London SW1V 1BX. Tel: 0207 901 1931