Did you know that AMS chaplains serve over 1.8 million faithful Catholics? Our need for priests is great! Providing for the spiritual and sacramental needs of men and women in uniform and their families is an essential task, and priest-chaplains are in higher demand now than ever before. Christ needs men to answer the call to the chaplaincy for the good of the Church, the country and the world and those men need our support.
MCCW actively supports their perpetual charity, the AMS Co-Sponsored Seminarians, and has officially endowed a scholarship:
The Military Council of Catholic Women Endowed Co-Sponsored Seminarian Scholarship
The newly endowed scholarship will accomplish so much. It will connect our members from around the globe to our effort to support seminarians, unite our financial contributions for even greater impact, and inspire future MCCW members to continue supporting our promised priests.
All financial contributions to our Endowed Scholarship will directly support the Co-Sponsored Seminarian Program. This program was created as a formal relationship between the AMS and cooperating U.S. dioceses and religious communities to encourage men to pursue priesthood in the U.S. military and throughout the Church by supporting vocations drawn largely from the armed forces.
The annual cost of educating a single AMS co-sponsored seminarian is $15,000! MCCW’s goal is to cover this cost for two seminarians each year. This goal is reached through generous donations to our monthly pledge program, special events, and seasonal online pledge drives.
A monthly pledge of as little as $10 can make a significant difference in the faith formation of our future priests. Individuals, families and ministry groups can join our pledge program. To make a pledge today, click “Donate Now.” Thank you for your generous donations. Together we can support our promised priests — those men called to serve both God and our military families.
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The Adopt-a-Seminarian program connects current AMS seminarians and military chapel groups. Through prayer, letters, and care packages, the chapels provide much-needed support to their adopted seminarian. The forming of personal relationships between chapel groups and seminarians allows the seminarian to learn more about military life through regular contact with military families like those he will serve in the future.
To adopt your seminarian today, email firstname.lastname@example.org.