ACTION ITEM! Calling Catholic Patriots! Military Archdiocese needs your help

This came in via email.  Please, if you are a citizen of these USA – or even if you are not – support the Archdiocese for Military Services.

Dear Friend of Church and Country,

There is no other non-profit organization or Archdiocese like the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS). 

The AMS serves active-duty military, veterans, civilian employees with the federal government outside the country – and their families – assuring the sacraments, spiritual support, and the Good News of eternal salvation through Jesus Christ.

AMS-endorsed priests and chaplains go wherever American servicemen and women are stationed – be it a military installation at home or abroad, or one of the 153 VA Medical Centers. The calling to serve as a priest-chaplain in any of the Armed Services, is a vocation within a vocation. Providing the sacraments and spiritual care to veterans who served their country honorably, and who are now cared for in one of the VA Medical Centers across the country, is an important ministry of the AMS.

As one donor recently shared, she gives to the AMS “in gratitude and in hope.” This Archdiocese relies wholly on private donors and the generosity of the Catholic community to operate her many programs and services.

The AMS fiscal year (September 1, 2013-August 31, 2014) will end Sunday, August 31. I ask you to consider prayerfully making a tax-deductible donation before the end of the fiscal year in support of a one-of-a-kind mission ministry of the AMS –in gratitude and in hope.

Sincerely in Christ,

(Most Reverend) Timothy P. Broglio
Archbishop for the Military Services

To make a donation online, please go to

We owe our vets and active service troops a great deal.  Help our Catholic brothers and sisters, as others, with their spiritual care while serving at home and abroad.

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  1. Cafea Fruor says:

    My very good and oldest friend is a Navy chaplain, so how can I say no? Consider it done.

  2. frjim4321 says:

    It seems like a worthy cause.

  3. Deacon Bill says:

    On behalf of all of the military chaplains with whom I served during my own 22-year Navy career, I thank you for your support of this vital ministry.

    God bless,

    Deacon Bill Ditewig
    Commander, USN (ret.)

  4. adjensen says:

    Donated, Fr. Z, thank you for the “heads up.”

  5. Betsy says:

    Done! And done in part for my nephew who has recently returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

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  7. Martlet says:

    Yes please, people. Do support the military archdiocese. We are retired and living in Germany, but for the most part will drive 40 mins to Mass on the air force base rather than five mins to our local church, precisely because the military Catholic communities need support. We recently met the auxiliary bishop, who spends his life on a plane, but keeps his teddy bear (his words, not mine) in Wiesbaden. Bishop Spencer told us that the archdiocese could easily use many more priests, and I know that various military parishes overseas really struggle financially. I’m not very good at asking for money, but in this cause, I can only beg that people dig deep.

  8. barre218 says:

    I am in a deployed location right now and can’t tell you how amazing it is to have a Catholic priest here. Before the deployment I was worried we may not even have Mass on Sundays, but we are able to have Mass every day of the week minus one (the priest’s day off), and we have adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Sunday. Having Mass and a small community of Catholics here really gets a lot of us through the deployment. Please consider a donation, and many thanks to those who already support the AMS!

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