From poverty to priesthood; a journey of service

Father Juan Salonga, 92nd Air Refueling GS Catholic Priest, reads from the Sacramentary during Catholic Mass Dec. 8, 2015, in the base chapel at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Before becoming a chaplain, Father Juan served 14 years in the United States Navy. “When I joined the Navy, I never thought I would function as a catechist or activist in the church,” said Father Juan. “But I was wrong.” All throughout his navy career, Father Juan volunteered in the church and soon realized it was his dream to become a military chaplain. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Taylor Bourgeous)

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