Priest Builds Ministry One Lego at a Time

CNS:

Visitors to the Franklin Institute museum in Philadelphia take a look at a Lego rendition of the Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica, crafted by Father Bob Simon, pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Moscow, Pa. (CNS/Chaz Muth)

… Bob Simon fell in love with two things at the age of 5 — the Catholic Church and building with Lego.

Now, as a 51-year-old priest, Father Simon has discovered a way to merge both of these passions.

The pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Moscow finds that his Lego-building hobby not only provides him with a diversion from his ministry at a busy parish, but that it enriches his prayer life and offers him a tool for evangelization on a large stage…

… “It’s really interesting how this project has brought so much attention to the church,” he said after his audience moved on to the next exhibit. “It’s kind of serving as an unintended evangelization tool. My love of Lego wasn’t planned for that purpose, but it makes me happy that it gets people excited about the faith.” …

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