We provide the Catholic Church's full range of pastoral ministries and spiritual services to those in the United States Armed Forces. More

Your Support Matters

AMS receives no funding from the United States government and is supported solely by your generosity.

Pastoral Services

  • Vocations
  • Discover paths to chaplaincy, read about the AMS Discernment Retreats, and learn the answers to frequently asked questions.


  • Fortnight for Freedom
  • During the fortnight of June 21-July 4, be reminded of the importance of religious freedom through prayer, study, and peaceful public action.
  • Jubilee of Mercy
  • The Holy Father has announced that from Dec 8, 2015, to Nov 20, 2016, there will be a Holy Year of Mercy, to highlight our "mission to be a witness of mercy."
  • Laudato Si
  • On the one-year anniversary of the encyclical the Vatican has created a website with reflections related to Laudato Si. 

News & Events

  • Step Closer Retreat
  • Please pray for the discernment of the nine men who took part in the "Step Closer" Retreat June 23-26.
  • For God and Country Retreat
  • This fall the AMS will hold an all-expenses-paid discernment gathering for ordained priests who may sense a further call to military chaplaincy.