Ministry to the Armed Forces


Bishop George Packard in Iraq.

Ministry to Armed Forces personnel is a continuing need in today’s world. Large numbers of young people continue to enter and serve in the military, and subsequently return to civilian life at the end of their tour of duty. Parochial ministry to those who serve in the Armed Forces should include prayers and recognition when they leave for active duty, when they return home on leave, and when they finally return to civilian status. Placing these people on parish mailings lists and sending them an occasional letter does much to cement home ties and bring the service person home as an active parishioner. A suggested contact is the Bishop for the Armed Services, Bishop Suffragan George Packard, 1-800-334-7626,