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Dear Sir Knights and Brothers all,


Vivat Jesus!


It is with great pleasure to announce that one of our own graduated from the United State Army Institute of Religious Leadership of Military Chaplain’s School today, Friday, August 19, 2022.  As Men in the living principle of The Patriotic Degree, we now can see and know a clergyman from our District become an Army Reserve Chaplain returning to our Diocese of Trenton and waiting to be accepted as a full active-duty Chaplain.


84 total graduated today.  8 Catholic Priests and 2 Catholic Seminarians.  Please consider giving to the Chaplain’s Fund to help serve our Armed Forces!


Please join me in congratulating Reverend Father Rafeal Esquen on becoming a Sheppard to our Armed Forces men and women!



Thank you, Friar of the Second District of New Jersey Fourth Degree, for supplying the photos and representing everyone at his graduation!


Fraternally yours,


jb MFD

Second District of New Jersey 

Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree 

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