We believe in Orthodox Christianity, as taught by the Roman Catholic Church. The Eucharistic celebration is the source and summit of our faith, which we seek to live and serve with the whole of our lives in vibrant and creative ways; in other words, we strive for a “dynamic Orthodoxy.” Excellence in our worship honors God.

Discipleship & Evangelization

We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God. Our preaching and messages aim to break open the relevance of the Bible for our daily lives. Changing and growing into the likeness of Christ is not just greater knowledge of our faith, but doing what God’s Word says. Discipleship ultimately means life-change.




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Faith Formation & Evangelization

“The work of evangelization in the world of the military, requires a growing assumption of responsibility, so that, in military life as well, there be an ever new, convicted and joyful proclamation of Jesus Christ, the one hope for life and peace for all humanity.” – Pope Benedict XVI, address to Military Ordinaries, October 22, 2011


Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Community

At Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA

Greetings in Christ!

Three Chapels one Community

Our Catholic community is part of the Religious Support program of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Religious Support Office. We are under the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. Our primary mission is the pastoral care of active duty Catholics serving in the Armed Forces and their families, through liturgical celebrations, religious education, and auxiliary programs across the JBLM chapels.

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MAMC Masses Cancelled for Chapel Renovation

MAMC Masses Cancelled for Chapel Renovation

Due to chapel renovations the masses at Madigan Army Medical Center will cease beginning 5 AUG 2023 until further notice. We anticipate the construction taking 90-120 days. Those who attend mass at Madigan are encouraged to attend mass at the at Lewis Main or McChord...

Lenten Regulations

Lenten Regulations

The season of Lent begins on 14 February 2024 with Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of universal fast and abstinence. Fasting is obligatory for all who have completed their 18th year until the beginning of their 60th year. Fasting...

National Eucharistic Congress

National Eucharistic Congress

The National Eucharistic Congress meets in Indianapolis, Indiana July 17-21. 80,000 Catholicsfrom throughout the United States will gather to celebrate and deepen our love for Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. Would you like to join the Archdiocese for Military...


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