This evening marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic on her maiden voyage through the north Atlantic in 1912. This article will enlighten you on a little told story of a Catholic priest who truly served his flock to the end:
Father Byles was a Englishman who converted to Catholicism while studying theology at Balliol College, Oxford. His sermon to his second- and third-class congregations on board the Titanic the morning of the sinking purportedly was on the need to have a "lifeboat in the shape of religious consolation at hand in case of spiritual shipwreck", (http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/fr-byles.html).