Monument to the Four Chaplains re-dedicated

St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, marked the 79th anniversary of the death of the Four Chaplains on the first Sunday of February. After the celebration of the Mass, the Rev. Joseph Mancini, pastor of St. Stephen’s, re-dedicated the parish’s monument to the four. It has been on the grounds of the parish for nine years and recently underwent a refurbishing by Eagle Scout candidate Joseph Drefko.

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