Mass to mark the end of our Centenary Year

Mass and a reception was held on October 5th at St George’s Cathedral in Southwark, London, to mark the end of Stella Maris’ centenary year.

A huge thank you all our supporters, volunteers, friends and colleagues who turned up in person as well as those who joined the Mass via live stream.

Mass was celebrated by Bishop Paul Mason, Bishop of the Armed Forces and Stella Maris Bishop Promoter for England & Wales.

The Gospel reading for the celebration was Jesus’ calming of the storm and Bishop Paul delivered his homily as a shipping forecast indicating weather warnings that approach any Catholic organisation. He quoted Pope Francis who warned against removing Christ or diluting his centrality from its purpose and simply becoming “a compassionate NGO”.

That Stella Maris has flourished over 100 years is testimony to the fact that it holds Christ at its centre.

“Stella Maris is the face of the faceless and voice of the voiceless.” said Bishop Paul.

It was a delight and joy to meet many of our supporters and donors in person after almost two years of catching up online and we are truly grateful for their continued support and generosity which has allowed Stella Maris to assist seafarers and fishers for the past 100 years and for many years to come.

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