Catholic library at 29 Palms Marines helping families in Iraq Chaplain with Iraqi children

Catholic support of our troops and veterans


Rosary Campaign
Knotted cord rosaries for the soldiers and for veterans are needed.
  ** August 2014 update: "Desert Camo" color rosaries in particular are currently being requested.

   Thank you for your prayers for our troops, especially those in harm's way.

View photos  from a Catholic chaplain's service in Iraq.

 Father, RP, and Knights standing near the altar

Fr. Hannigan and RP Randy Hoffman next to him
and the Chicago area Knights of Columbus.
Photo was taken at St. Joseph's Church in Homewood, IL. 


   Almighty and eternal God,
those who take refuge in you will be glad
and forever will shout for joy.
Protect these soldiers as they discharge their duties.
Protect them with the shield of your strength
and keep them safe from all evil and harm.
May the power of your love enable them to return home
in safety, that with all who love them,
they may ever praise you for your loving care.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

~ USCCB Prayer for the Safety of Soldiers


Thanks to the Knights of Columbus councils who have provided gifts
of books and religious articles!  May God bless you for your generosity.

   We are proud to serve those who make our country great.
Since 2006 our group has been sending care packages of camouflage rosaries, scapulars, Bibles, catechisms, and good books to troops serving our country in war zones and troops preparing for deployment.  We are here to support them in spirit as they give so much for us.  The items are distributed to individual members of our Armed Forces through their chaplains.  Our benefactors include Knights of Columbus, police and firefighters, Catholic families and individuals from across the USA.  Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom is our patron saint.

   We are a small group of volunteer civilians who offer our gifts and services on our own initiative.  In compliance with DoD regulations, contributions made through this site have not been requested or endorsed by any federal employee, active duty servicemember or branch of the military.