The AMS was established by Saint John Paul II in 1985 to provide the Catholic Church’s full range of pastoral ministries to those in the United States Armed Forces. The mission of the Archdiocese is to “serve those who serve” by providing the same pastoral care and services as any other Catholic diocese to Catholics serving in the United States Armed Forces, enrolled in U.S. Military Academies, undergoing treatment at any of the 153 Department of Veterans Affairs’ Medical Centers in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Guam, working in civilian jobs for the federal government beyond U.S. borders, and the families of these populations. The Collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA gives each of us the opportunity to serve those who serve. With the funds raised from this national collection, the AMS will be able to ensure that all Catholic men, women, and families have the access to the sacraments, authentic Catholic education, and the spiritual guidance of a Catholic chaplain, wherever they go. This collection will be taken up in every parish in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati on the weekend of November 9-10. Your generosity is appreciated.