As we enter the season of Lent and prepare ourselves for Easter, I thank you for all of your prayers and faithful support to the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS). Your kindness and generosity allows the AMS to accompany service members and their families as they grow in discipleship.
Lent allows each of us to draw closer to the Lord through prayer, almsgiving, and fasting. Through these practices, we renew our faith in His promises and rejoice in His endless mercy and love made evident by His sacrifice on the cross.
Throughout His ministry, Jesus reminded us always to look to Him and the Father for comfort and aid in times of need and to consume the Bread of Life, which renews the spirit and gives meaning to our lives.
In 2019, with your faithful support, AMS priests celebrated the Eucharist with service members and their families over 42,000 times in the United States, Europe and Asia. Saint John Paul II reminded us that the celebration of the Eucharist on a humble altar, whether at a chapel or in the training fields, unites heaven and earth. I humbly ask you to consider in prayer making a one-time or recurring gift to the AMS. Your generosity makes it possible for service members and their families to continue to share in God’s comfort, love, and peace through the sacraments, especially the Eucharist.
We must never forget that we are charged to be bearers of joy and hope in the world of the military, where there are so many concerns provoked by the lingering hardship of war and separation from loved ones. We must always remind them that our joy and hope comes not from external factors, but from Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of humanity.
As always, please keep service members, their families, and the chaplains who accompany them in your fervent prayers.
Wishing you a Holy and blessed Lent, I remain,
Sincerely in Christ,
(The Most Reverend) Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D.
Archbishop for the Military Services, USA