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Auxiliary bishop visits Kirtland Air Force Base

Bishop Neal Buckon speaks to members of Team Kirtland.

Bishop Neal Buckon, Archdiocese for the Military Services auxiliary bishop, speaks to members of the Kirtland Air Force Base Catholic parish during Sunday mass, Dec. 12, 2021, Kirtland AFB, N.M. Buckon visited the base to preside over a confirmation ceremony for a Team Kirtland family member, join in fellowship with Kirtland’s Catholic community, and meet with base leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jenna Bigham

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Vattioni, 377th Air Base Wing commander, meets with Bishop Neal Buckon

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Vattioni, 377th Air Base Wing commander, meets with Bishop Neal Buckon, Archdiocese for the Military Services auxiliary bishop, at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 13, 2021. Buckon visited the base to preside over a confirmation ceremony for a Team Kirtland family member, join in fellowship with Kirtland’s Catholic community, and meet with base leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jenna Bigham)

Bishop Neal Buckon congratulates Maya Lopez, Catholic confirmandi, following her confirmation of initiation into the Catholic Church

Bishop Neal Buckon, Archdiocese for the Military Services auxiliary bishop, congratulates Maya Lopez, Catholic confirmandi, following her confirmation of initiation into the Catholic Church, as Silvestre Cortez, Maya’s confirmation sponsor and godfather, stands in support in the base chapel, Dec. 12, 2021, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. The Archdiocese for the Military Services, is entrusted with the pastoral care of 1.8 million Catholics in the United States and around the world, including men and women serving in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Space Force, Coast Guard and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jenna Bigham)

Bishop Neal Buckon speaks with members of Team Kirtland.

Bishop Neal Buckon, Archdiocese for the Military Services auxiliary bishop, speaks with members of the Kirtland Air Force Base Catholic parish following Sunday mass, Dec. 12, 2021, Kirtland AFB, N.M. Buckon visited the base to preside over a confirmation ceremony for a Team Kirtland family member, join in fellowship with Kirtland’s Catholic community, and meet with base leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jenna Bigham)

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Bishop Neal Buckon, Archdiocese for the Military Services auxiliary bishop, speaks to members of the Kirtland Air Force Base Catholic parish during Sunday mass, Dec. 12, 2021, Kirtland AFB, N.M. Buckon visited the base to preside over a confirmation ceremony for a Team Kirtland family member, join in fellowship with Kirtland’s Catholic community, and meet with base leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jenna Bigham