What we do


Ship visits

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?

Reading materials

English magazines and books are plentiful and freely given at no cost. We occasionally have foreign language materials also. 

Catholic Mass

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.

SIM cards

We strive to keep a variety of international SIM cards available to help seafarers connect with family and friends via the internet. Send us a text on Whats App or Messenger to see what is currently in stock.

Package delivery

Shop online and send to us. We will bring your packages to your ship.  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 

PLEASE NOTE: We do not offer transportation to shopping. We are too new and small to provide service at this time, maybe someday. Until then, there is a local taxi that provides service. We can provide you the number or the security guard at the port gate can help you call them.

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