Celebrating Mass in the field

Submitted photo courtesy of Father Garrett Braun

Father Garrett Braun, standing in the rear and facing left, awaits the deacon setting the altar in a recent field training Mass at Basic Cadet Training (BCT – affectionately nicknamed "beast") at his alma mater – the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado. Currently an Air Force Reserve Chaplain Candidate, Father Braun will be assigned to active duty with the Air Force Chaplain Corps after gaining three years of parish ministry experience in the Diocese of Evansville. He currently serves as parochial vicar at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Vincennes and St. Philip Neri Parish in Bicknell.