Co-Sponsored Seminarians Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with AMS Clergy in Nation’s Capital

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thirty-three (33) prospective Catholic military chaplains gathered in the nation’s capital over the Labor Day weekend for a three-day celebration of prayer, reflection, and fraternity sponsored by the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS). The group comprised seminarians from all over the United States participating in the “Co-Sponsored Seminarian Program” (CSP), … Continue reading

Back-to-School Season Brings 14 Prospective New Catholic Military Chaplains to Co-Sponsored Seminarian Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Back-to-school season brings new hope of relief for a severe Catholic chaplain shortage in the U.S. Military. Among the several hundred candidates entering American seminaries for the first time this fall, at least nine plan, after ordination, to go on active duty as chaplains. Additionally, another five U.S. Catholic seminarians in various … Continue reading

Two Prospective Catholic U.S. Navy Chaplains Ordained as Archdiocese Battles Military Priest Shortage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), is celebrating the ordinations of two prospective U.S. Navy chaplains. Father Mark Bristol, 31, was ordained a priest on Saturday, June 4, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Reverend Mr. Samuel Schneider, 25, was ordained a transitional deacon on Sunday, June 5, in Superior, Wis. Both prospective … Continue reading

Ordinations Joyfully Welcomed at Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), is celebrating the ordinations of two prospective U.S. Military chaplains over the Memorial Day weekend. Father Daniel Swartz, 27, was ordained a priest in Columbus, Ohio. Reverend Mr. Rene Pellessier, 26, was ordained a transitional deacon in Lafayette, La. Both ordinations took place on … Continue reading

Ten Catholic Priests Gather in Washington to Discern Possible “Vocation Within a Vocation” as U.S. Military Chaplains

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ten Catholic priests from nine dioceses and oneeparchy in the United States will gather in Washington, D.C., today for a five-day discernment retreat aimed at helping them determine if they are called to the “vocation within a vocation” to serve as U.S. Military chaplains. The all-expenses-paid retreat, “For God and Country: a … Continue reading