As chaplains, local priests help make Christmas bright for service men and women stationed away from family
U.S. Air Force Chaplain Father Andy Sohm will be away from his family this Christmas, an experience he shares with many people he serves at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico.
For Father Sohm, it will be the first Christmas away from Iowa in 36 years.
And while it will be difficult, he told the Catholic Voice he has found a sense of family in New Mexico, and he plans to spend the holiday with members of St. Joseph, the Catholic parish on base.
"I'm so thankful I do not have to sit in my home alone," Father Sohm said.