Catholic Veterans Town Hall Meeting on Service Related Disabilities

August 16, 2011

Catholic veterans, especially those with a service-related disability or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), can benefit from pastoral care at the local parish level. A town hall meeting will engage veterans and active duty Catholics about how parishes can meet these spiritual and temporal needs, as well as link them to supportive members of the parish and social service providers.

Monday, August 22, 2011
6:00 p.m.
Holy Redeemer Church
206 New York Ave, NE
Washington, DC

Veterans and active duty Catholics are invited to consider how local parishes can support veterans and their families in the areas of employment, education, and health, as well as meeting their unique spiritual needs.

This event, which will begin with a light dinner, is being sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington Departments of Special Needs Ministries, Evangelization & Family Life and Charity and Justice. For more information, contact Peg Kolm at [email protected] or call 301-853-4560.

With the feedback provided at the town hall meeting, the Department of Special Needs Ministries for the Archdiocese of Washington, in conjunction with the National Catholic Partnership on Disability, will generate ongoing resources for veterans and their families. An hour long webinar on parish support for veterans and their families will be held Tuesday, October 18 at 4:00 p.m., and will feature presentations from psychiatrists, military chaplains and pastors. Host sites for the webinar are Holy Trinity in NW Washington, St. Mary of the Mills in Laurel and the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center in Hyattsville. For more information, or to host the webinar, contact Peg Kolm at [email protected] or call 301-853-4560.

The Archdiocese of Washington is home to over 600,000 Catholics living in Washington, DC and five Maryland counties: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s.

Contact:
Brie Hall
Office of Communications
301-853-4512
[email protected]