Collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA
On November 5-6, all our parishes will take up the Collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS). Established by Saint John Paul II in the 1985, the AMS is the only U.S. diocese responsible for providing pastoral care to men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, enrolled at a U.S. Military Academy, being treated as a patient at any of the 153 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers or working in the federal government beyond U.S. borders – including those from our own parish and diocese. Including families, AMS priests and deacons serve approximately 1.8 million Catholics who hail from 50 states and U.S. territories. While the salaries and retirement of Catholic military chaplains are paid by the U.S. Government, the AMS does not receive any funding from the government or military for programs and administrative costs. To learn more about the AMS, go to www.milarch.org/nationalcollection. Please give generously.
This week our parish will take a collection to benefit the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, a triennial collection approved by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Please prayerfully consider a contribution to this special military collection to support active-duty military men and women, and their families – including those from our own parish.
Parishes, please see this page for bulletin excerpts, intercessions, and posters: