The National Collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, (AMS) takes place every three years in dioceses across the country. Approved by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in 2012, this year’s national collection will be taken up in our parishes during Masses on Nov. 9 and 10. Thank you for your consideration of a gift in support of pastoral services for Catholic U.S. Military members serving around the world.
Didn’t have the opportunity to give in your parish this weekend, but would still like to contribute? Donate now.
The Archdiocese for the Military Services, is a unique archdiocese faced with many challenges, including a severe shortage of Catholic priest-chaplains, a flock that is spread out among military installations across the world, and constant transition. The AMS receives no funding from the military or the government and relies solely on private donors.
The collection is a substantial way for us to “serve those who serve.” 1.8 million Catholic men and women serving in all five branches of the U.S. Military and their families benefit from this collection. Funds raised help the archdiocese and its priests bring the Church’s full range of pastoral services to Catholic men and women in uniform and their children as well as patients in VA Medical Centers. It will support religious education, priestly formation of new chaplains, and financial planning to meet the challenges of shepherding a global archdiocese.