Archbishop Broglio to Join Pope Francis in Consecrating Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This coming Friday, March 25—the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Blessed Mother—Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The consecration will take place during a penitential celebration presided over by the pope in St. Peter’s Basilica at 5:00 p.m. Rome time.

The Bishop of Rome has invited all bishops and priests throughout the world to join him in the consecration preferably at the same hour. In union with the pope, His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, will include the prayer of consecration on Friday during a noon Mass in the Memorial Chapel at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, 101 McNair Road, Building 480, Fort Myer, VA.

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Rite of Election Celebrated for Fourteen Adults Affiliated with U.S. Military

WASHINGTON, DC — Fourteen aspiring Catholics affiliated with the United States Military, all based in greater Washington, celebrated the Rite of Election on Sunday, March 6, 2022, in the main chapel of the Edwin Cardinal O’Brien Pastoral Center. His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, presided at the 3:00 p.m. celebration. 
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Archbishop Broglio Urges “Prayer and Penance” and Supplications for Peace in Ash Wednesday Homily at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

BETHESDA, MD — His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, imploring the noon congregation of staffers and service members to “return to the Lord” during the holy season of Lent as Russian troops rampage through Ukraine, killing innocent civilians, inflicting mass destruction, and causing a humanitarian crisis while hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians seek refuge in other countries. Continue reading

Archbishop Timothy Broglio Issues Statement on Ukraine

“The world watches in horror as one European Nation invades another and we cry out: when will the insanity cease? In the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, the concern is immediate. As I make pastoral visits to military installations in Wyoming and Colorado, I can feel the tension and the uncertainty. Many troops are already deployed in central Europe and others are on the way.” Continue reading

Catholic Cadets and Midshipmen Strive to Know Christ and Fulfill His Great Commission Through SEEK22

DENVER, CO — Some of the nation’s best and brightest future military leaders were among more than 22,000 people from 20 countries to encounter Christ during SEEK22 (seek.focus.org), a hybrid, immersive broadcast hosted by FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) over the weekend of Feb. 4-6. Clergy, parishioners, college students, and benefactors explored the Gospel and the call to missionary discipleship in local and regional gatherings. They included a gathering of 80 midshipmen at St. Andrew by the Bay Catholic Church near the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and 25 Air Force cadets at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, CO, not far from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Additionally, more than 80 Cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at New London, CT, will hold a similar gathering around recordings of the broadcast this coming weekend in Norwalk, CT.
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U.S. Military Catholics March for Life

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dozens of Catholic U.S. Military personnel and members of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), walked in the 49th annual March for Life on Friday along the National Mall. The delegation included cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy, and dozens of others in Washington to attend the AMS’s Young Adult Ministry Symposium this past weekend in Crystal City, VA. Continue reading

Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, Kicks Off 2022 National Collection at Annual Benefit

WASHINGTON, DC – The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), availed itself of the Solemnity of Christ the King, the final Sunday of the liturgical year, to support the evangelization efforts in the military.  At the same time its 2022 National Collection campaign was kicked off. The collection, to be taken up in Catholic parishes throughout the United States at weekend Masses Nov. 5-6, 2022, will support pastoral care and ministry to Catholic families stationed worldwide in the U.S. Military and Catholic patients in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers throughout the country. Continue reading

Knights of Columbus Volunteers Deliver First of 100,000 Copies of Armed with the Faith Catholic Prayer Book to Active-Duty Military Personnel

WASHINGTON, DC – On Nov. 9, Knights of Columbus volunteers, including some serving in the military, delivered the first of 100,000 copies of the new 6th edition of the Armed with the Faith Catholic prayer book to the Edwin Cardinal O’Brien Pastoral Center in Washington, D.C., home base for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS). The prayer books will be sent to active-duty U.S. Military personnel serving our country around the world.  Continue reading

Archdiocese Offers Renewal to Catechists for Evangelization

WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, Oct. 19, the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), will host a virtual convocation of catechists in service to the U.S. Military. The purpose is to catalyze catechetical leaders in their commitment to help others live and preach the Gospel.  It will also offer them the possibility of making a contribution to the Synod 2021-2023, a process of discernment, initiated by the Bishop of Rome, in which the people of God are called to pray and reflect on the will of the Holy Spirit for the Church.  Continue reading

Catholic Military Couples Gather in Atlanta for Marriage Enrichment Retreat

ATLANTA, GA – Eight Catholic couples based at U.S. Military installations throughout the southern United States spent the weekend in Atlanta, GA, on a Marriage Enrichment Retreat sponsored by the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS). The Oct. 1-3 retreat took place at the Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center on a quiet spot in the woods along the Chattahoochee River. The retreat was facilitated by Dr. Mark Moitoza, Th.D., D. Min., AMS Vice-Chancellor for Evangelization. His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., was on hand,  and celebrated Holy Mass with the couples. Continue reading

Co-Sponsored Seminarians Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Nation’s Capital

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thirty prospective Catholic U.S. Military chaplains from 23 dioceses and one religious community assembled in the Nation’s Capital over the weekend for the annual Labor Day Weekend Gathering for Co-Sponsored Seminarians. The gathering, hosted each year by the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), is a three-day celebration of prayer, fraternity, and face-to-face dialogue between the chaplain candidates, AMS clergy and staff, and His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services. This year, for the first time, Father S. Matthew Gray, the new AMS Director of Vocations, directed the gathering.  Continue reading

Prospective U.S. Navy Chaplain Ordained a Priest in Green Bay, Wisconsin

GREEN BAY, WI – Father Patrick G. Costello, LT, USNR, a 2013 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a candidate for U.S. Military chaplaincy, was ordained a Catholic priest on Saturday, July 3, in Green Bay, WI. He hopes eventually to serve as a Navy chaplain with endorsement and faculties from the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS). The new priest plans to go on active duty following a three-year period of pastoral service in his home Diocese of Green Bay under the co-sponsorship agreement between the Diocese and the AMS. Continue reading

Thirteen Men Gather for Discernment Retreat on Possible Vocations as U.S. Military Chaplains

WASHINGTON, DC — Thirteen men from many service branches of the United States Armed Forces will gather here this weekend for a June 24-27 discernment retreat aimed at helping them determine if they are called by the Holy Spirit to be Catholic priests and military chaplains. The Vocations Office of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), is holding the semi-annual retreat at Theological College, the national seminary of the Catholic University of America. The prospective chaplain candidates include three now serving in the Army, two in the Marine Corps, one in the Navy, two in the Air Force, and five civilians. Continue reading