Archdiocese for the Military Services Collection – November 6, 2022

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Keith Shuley, center, command chaplain of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), leads Sailors in prayer during Roman Catholic Mass (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

The Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) Collection will be November 6, 2022. This ministry is to “serve those who serve” in all six branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as those enrolled in U.S. Military Academies, service members undergoing treatment at any of the 153 Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, and those serving federal jobs beyond United States borders and their families.

It is their mission to provide preparation for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, First Holy Communion, Reconciliation, and Marriage in priest consultations. Their mission also includes offering the Sacrament of Reconciliation to those defending our rights of freedom and speech while also facing constant transition and uncertainty. These priests and deacons are responsible for pastoral service to approximately 1.8 million Catholics!

The Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) receives no funding from the military or government. Unlike a conventional diocese, they have no parishes or collections. Priests who are currently serving from our Diocese are Father Michael Dory of the US Navy Chaplain Corps., Father Matt Faucett, who recently began his active duty, and Father Patrick Costello, who will begin his active duty in 2024.

Please support the important work of the Archdiocese for the Military Services with your prayers and by giving generously to this collection through your parish.  Thank you!

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