Supporters of Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) gathered at the Church of St Aloysius in Glasgow on 25th May to celebrate the work of the charity and to launch “The League of St Peter.”
This new society honours everyone helping AoS with a gift in their Will. The Mass of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Patron of AoS, was celebrated by Archbishop Mario Conti, Archbishop Emeritus of the Metropolitan see of Glasgow, who spoke of the importance of Glasgow supporting a charity which was born there.
After Mass a buffet lunch, organised by Scottish Development Manager Euan McArthur, with teas provided by parish representative Gina Lowe, was enjoyed by around 30 supporters and guests.
AoS ship visitor Captain John Hood gave an address about the charity’s work of helping seafarers.
Then AoS Legacy Officer Alastair Emblem thanked everyone for their past support and explained how this could continue long into the future through legacy gifts in Wills.
Archbishop Conti with Alastair, Euan and Gina.
He continued “As we are in the very parish where Apostleship of the Sea originated, it is very appropriate that I am announcing the formation of the League of St Peter. Membership will be granted to everyone who lets us know they are leaving us a gift in their Will. Their name will be recorded on a roll of honour and an annual Mass will be celebrated for their intention.”
Many of those attending the reception expressed an interest in considering a legacy gift.
They will receive further information in the AoS legacy pack which contains helpful facts to think about when considering a legacy and preparing to meet a solicitor.
All attending took away with them a copy of the first League of St Peter magazine, featuring articles about every aspect of legacy giving. Copies of the magazine are available on request.
A dedicated League of St Peter webpage can be viewed at apostleshipofthesea.org.uk/league-st-peter