Vocations Updates

Fathers Rene Pellessier and Samuel Schneider have been ordained as a priest, and the Reverend Mr. Michael Metz and Reverend Mr. Jay Horning have been ordained as deacons. All four are prospective chaplains. Continue reading

Spring Discernment Retreat

Twenty men gathered for prayer and reflection March 23-26 as part of their discernment of the possibility of vocations as military chaplains.  Please continue to pray for these men. Continue reading

Rite of Election of Catechumens

The Rite of Election took place on March 6 at the Edwin Cardinal O’Brien Pastoral Center in preparation for four individuals to receive the Sacraments of Initiation into the Catholic Church. Continue reading

Saint Patrick’s Day

This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday in Lent. The Archbishop has granted to those who would like to honor St. Patrick with Irish
dishes or other festive meals permission to choose another day to abstain from meat. Continue reading

AMS Participates in March for Life

Despite forecasts of an incoming blizzard, Archbishop Broglio led members of the AMS staff, young adult Catholics from various military installations, and a group of 16 cadets from West Point on the annual March for Life on January 22. The peaceful, anti-abortion demonstration was joined by scores of thousands in subfreezing temperatures and falling snow on the … Continue reading

Rite of Election

On February 14, the first Sunday of Lent, four catechumens took a step closer toward joining the Catholic Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults by gathering with their sponsors and families at the Edwin Cardinal O’Brien Pastoral Center to celebrate the Rite of Election. At the Rite of Election the catechumens expressed … Continue reading

AMS Discernment Retreat

Thirty-four young men gathered in Menlo Park, CA on March 3-6 for a discernment retreat aimed at helping them determine if they are called by the Holy Spirit to be Catholic priests and military chaplains. The prospective chaplain candidates include ten from the Army; sixteen from the Navy; one from the Air Force; and seven civilians. … Continue reading