The AMS will hold its sixth all-expenses-paid discernment retreat experience for priests who are already incardinated in a U.S. diocese or religious order and currently engaged in pastoral service, but who may sense a further call to military chaplaincy. The retreat, called “For God and Country: a Call to Serve Those Who Serve,” will be held June 22-26, 2020, in Washington, D.C.
During the four-day gathering, AMS clergy, staff, and chaplains will join Archbishop Broglio in giving the priests a realistic picture of what it is like to be a military chaplain and how to become one.
Priests must have a minimum of two years of ministry in a parish and be incardinated in a U.S. diocese or religious community. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have a Green Card (Army, Air Force); priests with only a Visa will not be considered. Priests must be able to enter active duty before their 42nd birthday. Those over 42 can contact the AMS Chancellor, Father Robert Cannon, by email at Chancellor@milarch.org or telephone at (202) 719-3600. They must be within the military’s height/weight standards and have no pre-existing medical conditions.
For those selected, the AMS will pay all expenses, including travel and lodging. Space is limited, so timely application is advised. For more information, contact the AMS Chancellor Father Robert Cannon.
Dates: June 22-26, 2020
Location: Washington, D.C.
Space is limited, so timely application is advised. Questions may be directed to the AMS Chancellor, Father Robert Cannon, by email at Chancellor@milarch.org or telephone at (202) 719-3600.