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?
English magazines and books are plentiful and freely given at no cost. We occasionally have foreign language materials also.
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.
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.
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
Our new center is located inside the port and within walking distance from the piers. Construction is almost over and we will be moving the furniture in soon so we can open. We are excited to provide a safe, comfortable place to relax off the ships with free Wi-Fi. Follow our progress here.
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.