SCI Chaplain David Reid took seafarers from the container ship MV Bernhard to Cherry Hill Mall, where Chief Engineer Jevgeni bought a hockey helmet to take home for his son in Estonia.
Last month, SCI ship visitors made almost 400 trips in our vans taking seafarers to and from various locations in our area. Being able to get out and do a few errands is something most of us take for granted, but it's special for people who spend most of their time at sea. ... See MoreSee Less
The crew of the MV Noshima received a blessing from SCI Chaplain William Rex at the Port of Philadelphia. Father Bill referred to the fact that Christ called seafarers to be his first disciples and prayed "Guard them from every peril, whether of spirit, mind, or body, and bring them safely to the end of their voyage. Watch over and bless this ship and comfort the crew with officers that will lead with knowledge, skill, justice, and grace."
Seafarers, whose lives are lonely and often dangerous, can request a blessing for themselves and their ships, and those of all faiths usually join in the service. ... See MoreSee Less
Dear Seafarers, we are closed during the day today because the Philadelphia Eagles have won the Superbowl! and at least 2 million people are descending on the city for the first ever Philadelphia Eagles Superbowl Parade! 🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚 We will resume taking calls for evening transports at 5pm tonight with transports beginning at 6pm. ... See MoreSee Less