Parish Support for Veterans

Tuesday,October 18th, 2011 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. EDT

How Can We Help?

Parish Support for Veterans:


Resources     Webinar available for purchase at      Webinar PowerPoint Presentation - in PDF    PDF  Webinar PowerPoint Presentation    PDF  Transcript    PDF Welcoming Wounded Warriors Home    PDF  10 ways to stay connected with the National Resource Directory    PDF  Agenda Eugene Clergy Training    PDF  Aug 22 flyer    PDF  Becoming a VA Chaplain FAQ    PDF  Effects of PTSD on Family    PDF  Families - (by Archbishop Timothy Broglio)    PDF  Guide to USP for Veterans and Family Members    PDF  Links for articles and resources    PDF  Moral Injury    PDF NATIONAL CENTER for PTSD    PDF Packet prayer patch patterns for veterans    PDF Prayer Shawl Ministry - how to get started    PDF Sleeping mats from plastic bags project    PDF Soldier Retreat    PDF Supporting returning veterans 1109    PDF Understanding PTSD booklet    PDF VA Handbook View Publication    PDF Vets Webinar toolkit what parishes can do    PDF      


This NCPD webinar examines the range of realities faced by veterans of war. It supplies tools for ministry, pastoral care and for parishes to provide support to them and to their families during deployment and following their veteran’s return from war, whether recently or in the past. What veterans see during war bludgeons their innocence and can bring wounds to their body, mind and spirit. Stress and added responsibilities to the spouse and children during deployments and following the return of their veteran can be very positively affected by the experience of a supportive parish community life and the grace of the Sacraments. The same is true for the veterans, themselves.


Examination of medical and mental health issues, including PTSD Catholic Church teaching Pastoral, family & imaginative means of parish support Live Q & A Real-time captioning


Fr. Rick Curry, S.J.



Founder, Academy for Veterans


Georgetown University

Jim Boehnlein, MD



Professor of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University


Associate Director for Education, VA Northwest Network Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC)


Peg Kolm



Office for Ministry with Persons with Disability


Archdiocese of Washington

Recommended for those in the following ministries and professions:

Parish and Diocesan Pastoral Support
Pro-life Ministry
Mental Health
Seminary and Medical Studies
Young Adult/ Youth/ Catechetical Ministry
Health Care
Family Life
Disability Ministry
Social Concerns

Free of charge if your Diocese is an Affiliate of NCPD (verify at or member/constituent of webinar partners. The registration fee for others is $45 per logged-in computer. Group viewing encouraged! 

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