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Sea Sunday at Glasgow University

23rd January 2017

Apostleship of the Sea celebrated Sea Sunday at Glasgow University Chaplaincy where students soaked up the charity's message and were eager to offer their support in 2017. 
             Euan McArthur, National Development Officer for Scotland, spoke at all three Masses within the ancient University where he graduated from in 1997. 
             Reader Cailean MacLellan, originally from South Uist, said: "I grew up surrounded by the sea and it's clearly one of the most dangerous places to try and earn a living." 
             Matthew, an Ecology student from Malta, said: "I hadn't really thought about the importance of the sea up until now. This has really made me think of ways how we could help." 
             Guiseppe, a History student from Italy, said: "This is a truly international community here at the University. It's great to know Apostleship of the Sea are supporting seafarers worldwide." 
Scotland Development Officer Euan McArthur with students from Glasgow University

             Fr Ross Campbell, Chaplain to Glasgow University Chaplaincy, said: "We're very happy to support the great work of AoS here in Glasgow and further afield. 
             "Its always nice to welcome back a graduate from this University."

             After each Mass, students showed their hospitality by inviting Euan back for some refreshments with their evening meal comprising of a favourite Maltese dish. 
             Also in Scotland at the weekend, Sea Sunday took place in St Joseph's Church, Greenock where volunteer Mary Wheeler spoke at all Masses.