What we do
We have trained volunteers that enjoy coming to your ship and sharing friendly conversation. Tired of seeing the same faces and hearing the same stories?
Our Center is NOW OPEN. We are happy to provide a safe, comfortable place to relax off the ships with free Wi-Fi, pool, TV, books, magazines, chapel, hot/cold drinks and more. The building is within walking distance from the docks and unlocked for use 24/7. Come in and make yourself at home. Please sign our guest book so we know you came.
We are happy to arrange for a mass onboard the vessel if timing allows. Usually we are able to find a Catholic priest to visit your ship.
Text us on Whats App +1.361.987.0569 or Fb Messenger @ptcomfortsc and we will look for a priest to visit your ship. The more advance notice you can give, the better.
English magazines and books are plentiful and freely given at no cost. We occasionally have foreign language materials also. We often bring a random collection to your gangway but there are plenty more inside the center for you to choose and carry back to your ship.
Free internet is available 24/7 at our center. The network password can be found on the "Welcome" sign above the guestbook.
We try to stock international SIM cards to help seafarers connect with family and friends via the internet. Text us on Whats App +1.361.987.0569 or Fb Messenger @ptcomfortsc to check current stock.
You can shop online and send the packages to us. Maybe your family wishes to mail something to you? We will bring your parcels to your ship after your arrival. Address for delivery is:
Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church
Your Name / Your Vessel's Name
415 W. Austin Street
Port Lavaca, Texas 77979
The Center does not have a van. Transportation to shopping is available with the Ship Shuttle Taxi. The new owner, Mr. Greg, can be reached by telephone +1.361.552.1212 or on WhatsApp +1.361.746.2265.
1-4 crew to local Walmart (about 10 minutes away) costs $30. Each additional person is $5 more. His van holds 7 passengers.