Managing a desperate shortage of Catholic priests on active duty in the U.S. Military, the AMS runs a proactive Vocations program. Currently, the Archdiocese is co-sponsoring the formation of a record 48 young men who, with the support of their home dioceses and religious communities, are on track to become chaplains. Like the AMS itself, which is global, these prospective chaplains are spread far and wide, enrolled in 18 seminaries across the nation and in Rome.
Every Labor Day weekend, Archbishop Broglio hosts the co-sponsored seminarians in a once-a-year gathering at the Edwin Cardinal O’Brien Pastoral Center, in Washington, DC. This year was no exception.
The seminarians convened in Washington on Friday, Aug. 30 and sent much of the long holiday weekend gathered in fraternity and prayer. They received briefings from the Archbishop and other AMS clergy and participate in breakout discussions on their common calling. Additionally, the Knights of Columbus, James Cardinal Hickey Assembly #2534, prepared a barbecue.
Please pray for these men as they prepare to embark on another year of priestly formation in preparation to become military chaplains.