Archbishop for the Military Services Timothy Broglio Calls on Faithful to Pray for U.S. Veterans on Veterans’ Day

Nov. 13 benefit at Saint John Paul II National Shrine offers opportunity to support pastoral care and ministry to active duty and vets in VA Medical Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, issued the following statement on the occasion ofVeterans’ Day.

Archbishop Broglio said:

“Veterans’ Day invites us to pause for a moment and reflect on the lives of men and women who respond and responded to the needs of our Nation. As it is November, a month dedicated to prayers for the dead, we remember many members of the Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice or who died of natural causes later in life.

“However, we cannot forget those who continue to suffer the effects of their wounds either in mind or in body. They carry the reminders of their commitment and their past with them always. We pray for them, too, and we ask the Lord to give them consolation and healing.

“The occasion is also propitious to remember the families who mourn the loss of a loved one or who support a disabled Veteran. We pray and offer them our support.”

On Nov. 13, the faithful will have an opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way to Catholic ministry and pastoral care for veterans and active duty personnel. They are invited join Archbishop Broglio and his four Auxiliary Bishops at the 6th Annual Benefit for theArchdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS). It will be held at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, 3900 Harewood Road, Northeast, in Washington, D.C. 20017. The reception starts at 7:00 p.m. (EST). Tickets and sponsorship levels are as follows:

$250 per individual
$500 per couple
$1,000 (Trustee)
$2,500 (Patriot)
$5,000 (Vocations Sponsor)
$10,000 (Leadership Sponsor)
$25,000 (National Sponsor)
$35,000 (Corporate Sponsor)
$50,000 (Pastoral Sponsor)

Donations can also be made here.