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.


  • Resources for Lent
  • Make time for prayer, reflection, and acts of mercy throughout the season of Lent.
  • 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."
  • CRS Rice Bowl
  • Pray, Fast, Learn, and Give with Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program for families and faith communities.

News & Events

  • Ministry Development Conferences
  • In February, AMS ministry leaders will participate in either the Mid-Atlantic Congress for Catholic Leaders or LA Religious Education Congress.
  • For God and Country Retreat
  • This spring the AMS will hold an all-expenses-paid discernment gathering for ordained priests who may sense a further call to military chaplaincy.