Archdiocese of Mobile to celebrate Maritime Memorial Day

                                         Duck Boat to help Apostleship of the Sea on May 22 recognize those who served

MOBILE – Monday, May 22, 2017, is a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Mariners and People of the Sea. The day is observed in conjunction with National Maritime Day in the U.S. and has been celebrated since 1933 to honor those who serve as merchant mariners and to recognize the benefits of the maritime industry.
Therefore, on Monday, May 22, the Apostleship of the Sea will celebrate Maritime Memorial Day to remember all who serve in the maritime industry and especially who have passed away. Mass will begin at 12:10 p.m. at the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, 2 South Claiborne St. in Mobile. Following Mass there will be a brief reception and light lunch in the Portier House at 307 Conti St. At 2 p.m. ministers will board a Duck Boat to be transported to the Mobile River for a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of those who have died. The Duck Boat will accommodate up to 20 people.
The Apostleship of the Sea is a ministry of the Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile serving the spiritual and temporal needs of the maritime industry and the seafarers who call on the Port of Mobile. The Catholic maritime apostleship was established in 1948 under the tutelage of Archbishop Thomas Toolen. The ministry currently serves the approximately 1,500 vessels that visit the Port of Mobile each year.

For more information call: 251.895.4068

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