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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.


  • Catechectical Sunday
  • This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 18, 2016, and will focus on the theme "Prayer: The Faith Prayed."
  • 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

  • AMS at World Youth Day
  • Archbishop Broglio will lead a delegation of U.S. Military members and staff from the AMS to the World Youth Day 2016 celebration July 26-31 in Krakow.
  • 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.