St. Jude Regional Catholic School in Rockville honors heroic Korean War chaplain, Father Emil Kapaun, with outdoor Mass

Behind every saint or person being considered for sainthood is a story of struggle, hardship and, in many cases, martyrdom. The path to sainthood also involves a dedicated investigation to compile information on a person’s life, which includes verifying two miracles and showing proof of heroic virtue.

On Sept. 22, St. Jude Regional Catholic School in Rockville, Maryland, held its annual outdoor Mass to honor Father Emil Kapaun, a Korean War chaplain who is being considered for sainthood. During the Mass, the hood of an Army Jeep served as the altar, mirroring how Father Kapaun celebrated Mass for soldiers in battle.

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