MISSION OF THE ASSOCIATION

 

​We are by and for the UK Armed Forces. Wherever people are on their journey, the Association works with them in traveling that path.
The Constitution states:
"The Catholic Military Association of Our Lady of Victories is a lay association of the faithful, whose members cooperate to support the practice of the Catholic Faith among serving members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and their families. Its members strive to inspire their comrades in the Faith, and draw spiritual nourishment from the Church and the Sacraments, offering up their sufferings and persevering together in the universal call to holiness."

Membership of the Association

Membership is of three types: Associate, Ordinary and Devotional.
Associate Membership
  • Do you support the mission of the Association?

  • Are you non-Catholic, or non-UK, or a veteran, MOD Civil Servant or civilian?

  • If so, you are invited to join as an Associate Member.

  • Associate Members are welcome to join the Association's Prayer Community, and to join us in our shared pattern of prayers. Associate members are invited to follow us on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

 

Ordinary Membership
  • Do you support the mission of the Association?

  • Are you a serving regular or reserve member of the UK Armed Forces, or a close family member? 

  • Were you baptised / confirmed into the Catholic Church?

  • If so, you are invited to join as an Ordinary Member.

  • Ordinary Members are welcome to join the Association's Prayer Community, and to join us in our shared pattern of prayers.

  • An Ordinary Member becomes an Associate member on retirement from Regular or Reserve service.

 
Devotional membership
  • Are you eligible for Ordinary Membership?

  • Do you want to grow in your faith and get yourself and others to heaven?

  • Are you interested in sharing in daily and weekly prayer with and for Catholics across the Armed Forces?

  • If so, you are invited to join as a Devotional Member.

     

  • Devotional Members will be given an Association Rosary.

  • If you die as a Devotional Member then the Association will have a Requiem Mass is said for your soul.  

  • To sanctify their lives and their work, Devotional Members aim to:

 

1. Make a morning offering.

2. Pray before meals.

3. Offer evening prayers for all Members of the Association, for the Ordinary, and for the Pope..​

4. Honour the patronage of Our Lady of Victories by praying the Rosary daily if possible and at least weekly.

5. Regularly offer up the sufferings of service life for the holy souls in purgatory.

 

  • Additionally, Devotional Members are encouraged to confess their sins to a priest at least quarterly.

Apply to Join
Fill out the simple form below to apply. Once accepted we will post your membership pack. We don't have paid staff so this can take a while depending on our people's duties and deployments.
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If you no longer wish to be a member or cease to be eligible, please contact us at any time to cancel your membership.

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