The Archdiocese for the Military Services was created by Pope John Paul II to provide the Catholic Church’s full range of pastoral ministries and spiritual services to those in the United States Armed Forces. This includes more than 220 installations in 29 countries, patients in 153 V.A. Medical Centers, and federal employees serving outside the boundaries of the USA in 134 countries. Numerically, the Archdiocese for the Military Services is responsible for more than 1.8 million men, women, and children. A collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Services will be held on November 9-10, 2013 throughout the Diocese of Orlando. With no military or government financial assistance, the Archdiocese of the Military Services relies wholly on the generosity of the American Catholic community to operate its many programs and services. For more information, visit www.milarch.org.
Picture courtesy of the Knights of Columbus of New Haven, CT.