Archdiocese Looks Forward to Schedule of Events for Week of Veterans Day

PHOTO CUTLINE: (Left to Right) Sgt. Patrick Shippert,(USA), Fr. James O’Neal, Ms. Deborah Jolissaint, Bishop F. Richard Spencer, Dr. Greg Jolissaint, Fr. Paul Passamonti, Col. Chuck Gallina, USMC (Ret.).

PHOTO CUTLINE: (Left to Right) Sgt. Patrick Shippert,(USA), Fr. James O’Neal, Ms. Deborah Jolissaint, Bishop F. Richard Spencer, Dr. Greg Jolissaint, Fr. Paul Passamonti, Col. Chuck Gallina, USMC (Ret.).

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Next week will be a busy time for the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) as the archdiocese and the nation prepare to observe Veterans Day on Friday, November 11.

On Sunday, November 6 at 11:30 a.m. (EST), His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, will celebrate a special Mass for the intentions of all veterans at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 14908 Main Street, Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

On Tuesday, November 8 at 7 p.m. (EST), the AMS will hold its annual fundraising reception at the Army Navy Country Club Arlington, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Virginia. Tickets can be purchased for $250 per person or $500 per couple. Additional donation levels and sponsorships are available. For more information, visit: www.milarch.org/events .

On Friday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. (EST), His Excellency, the Most Reverend F. Richard Spencer, Episcopal Vicar for Europe and Asia, will celebrate the annual Veterans Day Mass at St. Paul Catholic Parish, 3755 Saint Paul Street, Ellicott City, Maryland.

On Friday, November 11 at 1:00 p.m. (MST), Archishop Broglio will deliver the homily at the Diocese of Phoenix’s first “Red, White, and Blue” Veterans Day Mass at St. Mary Goretti Catholic Parish, 6261 North Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale, Arizona.

On Friday, November 11 at 11 a.m. (CST), His Excellency, the Most Reverend Neal Buckon, Episcopal Vicar of the Western (USA) Vicariate, will preside at the annual pilgrimage to St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church of Holy Family Parish, 2744 Remington Road, Pilsen, Kansas. The annual retreat commemorates the heroic witness of former pastor, Father Emil Kapaun, a U.S. Army chaplain who died in 1951 in service to his solders at a Prisoner of War (POW) camp in North Korea. The Diocese of Wichita recently concluded the diocesan phase of the cause for Father Kapaun’s canonization. The documentation is now under examination at the Vatican.

The Archdiocese for the Military Services, based in Washington, D.C., is the only jurisdiction of the Catholic Church responsible for endorsing priests for on-site ministry at more than 200 locations throughout the country and around the world to Catholics and their families in the U.S. armed forces, VA Medical Centers and overseas civilian posts. Worldwide, an estimated 1.5 million Catholics depend on these priests to serve their spiritual and sacramental needs. The AMS receives no funding from the government and has no parishes to support its work with weekly donations. It depends on grants and donations for survival. For more information on the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, visit http://www.milarch.org .