Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs (VA) Chaplains minister to veterans and their families in 153 VA Medical Centers throughout the United States.

The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS) is the sole endorser of Catholic Chaplains for the Veterans Administration Medical Centers. Over 180 priests are currently endorsed for service in the Veterans Administration. For more information about the VA, go to the VA National Chaplain Center website.

For Priests Interested in VA Chaplaincy

Catholic priests interested in pursuing ministry at a V.A. Medical Center as an AMS-endorsed Catholic chaplain are encouraged to review the opportunities and requirements.

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  • Basic Expectations for the Pastoral Care of Catholic Personnel and Staff in Veteran Affairs Institutions, (pdf 88kb)
  • To submit the VA Chaplain Quarterly Report, please login to the MyAMS Portal.

Episcopal Vicar for Veterans Affairs: The Most Reverend Joseph Coffey

Vice Chancellor for Veterans Affairs: Ms. Deborah Stevens