Office of Evangelization
“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” (Mt 28:19-20)
The Office of Evangelization supports military Catholic faith community leaders with digital tools, on-site training, and suitable pastoral ministry resources to faithfully support military personnel and their families on the move.
The mobile life brings new meaning to the call “to go out and make disciples of all nations.” Personal and communal prayer, through the celebration of sacraments, calls for a baptismal consciousness focused upon holiness, mission, and service.
“The work of evangelization in the world of the military, requires a growing assumption of responsibility, so that, in military life as well, there be an ever new, convicted and joyful proclamation of Jesus Christ, the one hope for life and peace for all humanity.” – Pope Benedict XVI, address to Military Ordinaries, October 22, 2011
“Many soldiers return from war operations or peacemaking missions with real inner wounds. War can leave an indelible mark in them. War, in fact, always leaves an indelible mark. These people and their families require specific pastoral attention, which allows them to feel the maternal presence of the Church. The role of the chaplain is to accompany them and support them in their journey, as a fraternal and comforting presence.” – Pope Francis, address to Military Chaplains, October 26, 2015