Parish Support for Veterans

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

How Can We Help?

Parish Support for Veterans:


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
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!