Monsignor Steve Knox, Father John McNamara, and Father Sean Grismer Honoring #HeroPriests

Monsignor Steve Knox, Father John McNamara, and Father Sean Grismer | St. Bridget Catholic Church, Loves Park, IL

Submitted by: Rich and Lynette Fennessy

These three priests were awesome! Mass was livestreamed on YouTube daily. In the evenings, they livestreamed Adoration and one of the following: the rosary, or Lectio Divina, or Praise & Worship. They also did an “Ask The Priests” videos three times a week which were informative and very entertaining. Having these three special priests as guests in our home daily, when we were unable to attend Mass or Adoration in our own parish, kept us connected to God, brought joy and laughter into our home, and kept our spirits lifted during the lockdown.

We belong to St. Mary Parish in Huntley IL. Monsignor Steve was our pastor for many years. Both Father Grismer and FatherJohn were associates at St. Mary as well. It was very comforting to being able to bring these special priests into our home via the live-streaming of Masses, Adoration and "Ask the Priests" videos. They are like family to us. Again, they administered to us in a spiritual way, and brought joy and laughter to our spirits when it was a time one could easily have been lost and disconnected to the church.

These three priests as well as the two seminarians living with them succeeded in meeting the needs of their parishioners and others spiritual needs. Monsignor Steve is an excellent shepherd to his flock. He has wonderful leadership qualities and a comfortable relationship with his sssociates as well as the seminarians. This was very evident in their "Ask The Priests" videos. These three priests were very involved in reaching out to their flock. They are all to be commended!