On Ash Wednesday, our port chaplains went on board ships to distribute and impose ash to seafarers who wanted it. On some ships Mass was held on board too. Here are some photos from the various ports.
Milford Haven and Pembroke Docks
Ash Wednesday Mass and imposition of ashes to seafarers by our Pembroke Port Chaplain Fr Paul Osunyikanmi on board a ship in Pembroke Dock. Fr Paul celebrated Mass for the crew. You can listen to a recording by Fr Paul on board. Click here to listen.
Photos by Marcin Mazur © Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk
Our Port Chaplain Wojciech Holub arranged for Fr Jeba Marshall to go on board.
Distribution of Ashes and Mass was celebrated on board the P&O ferry Pride of Rotterdam in Hull by Fr John Wood for some of the crew. Anne McLaren, our Senior Regional Port Chaplain (Northeast England & Humber) and her team of volunteers joined the crew on board.