Did you know that AMS chaplains serve over 1.8 million Catholics in the military? 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 AMS seminarians by fundraising to support the Archdiocese Co-Sponsorship Program and through our Adopt-a-Seminarian Program.
Bishop John J. Kaising Scholarship Fund for Co-Sponsored Seminarians
The Co-Sponsored Seminarian 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 three 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.
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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 MCCWamsLiaison@gmail.com.