Caring for Seafarers and Their Families

This is an especially difficult time for so many seafarers and their families. Although we don’t serve a traditional congregation, we care for those who are far from home so they are not alone even in their darkest moments.

Last weekend the family of a deceased seafarer asked us to offer a blessing and a prayer over their loved one as they could not be present for his final farewell. Father Sandy drove two hours to the funeral home to offer blessing and prayer for the seafarer. Grieving looks different for all us these days, especially for those whose families cannot say goodbye in their traditional rituals and ways.

We were honored to be able to serve this seafarer and provide a bit of solace to his family, knowing that our prayers and presence brought them a bit of comfort during this difficult time. We are grateful to the funeral home and its caring staff, who helped this family grieve and find comfort from thousands of miles away, and for the support of the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Washington, D.C.