To apply for Endorsement or Faculties, please login to the myAMS portal.
All priest applicants must provide a video of the applicant celebrating the Liturgy of the Word at a weekday or Sunday Mass that includes a homily of at least five minutes in length. Please make sure you submit the video in a file format that is compatible with Microsoft products (such as .wmv, .mp4).
(Rev. 18 March 2015) Effective immediately all international priests must comply with additional English language requirements. International priests are those priests who were trained and ordained for a diocese or religious order outside of the United States, including U.S territories. Additionally, if the priest’s seminary training was in the United States but English is his second language, the priest may be required on a case by case basis to comply with the additional requirements. See International Priest link below for the requirements.
NOTE: THE AMS WILL NOT GRANT AN ENDORSEMENT FOR A PRIEST WORKING THROUGH A THIRD-PARTY STAFFING AGENCY. THE CONTRACT MUST BE HELD BY THE PRIEST OR HIS PARISH OR DIOCESE/RELIGIOUS ORDER.
Documents must be mailed to AMS:
Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA
PO Box 4469
Washington, DC 20017