Highland hospitality for AoS

Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) were given some Highland hospitality as they were present for Inverness Catenians 100th meeting celebrations. 
             On the invitation of President David Oates, AoS Scottish Development Officer, Euan McArthur, spoke after dinner about the Catholic charity's work helping seafarers in Scotland, including the plight of a young Romanian fisherman who was hospitalised after being paralysed in an accident on board a fishing boat in Campbeltown, Argyll. 
             Afterwards a sum of £230 was donated by brothers, wives and guests who gathered in the Circle’s established meeting place, the Craigmonie Hotel where they were treated to a lone piper playing on the night. 
             Fr James Bell, of St Mary’s Inverness, enjoyed the evening and has been supportive of Sea Sunday in the past. 
             President David said: “It’s a special occasion to celebrate our 100th meeting after being inaugurated as Circle only a few years ago.
             “We were delighted to welcome Euan and hear some of the stories relating to the work of Apostleship of the Sea. 
             “We are so reliant these days on our every-day goods coming from Sea and to think the charity began in Glasgow the best part of 100 years ago is something we should all be proud of.” 

             Inverness are the newest Circle within Province 22 and have a range of social events which attract new members and are hopeful of being able to enrol more in the near future.

Euan McArthur AoS Scotland Development Officer receiving a cheque from David Oates Inverness Catenians president
Euan (right) receiving a cheque from David Oates