Pennsylvania priest builds ministry one Lego at a time

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October 29, 2015

Father Bob Simon, pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Moscow, Pa., places a Lego piece on a model church he is building in a spare room in his rectory Oct. 24. Father Simon says his Lego-building hobby has served as an evangelization tool. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth) See LEGO-PRIEST Oct. 29, 2015.

Father Bob Simon, pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Moscow, Pa., places a Lego piece on a model church he is building in a spare room in his rectory Oct. 24. Father Simon says his Lego-building hobby has served as an evangelization tool. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth)

MOSCOW, Pa. (CNS) — 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.

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