July 11, 2021 – Pastor’s Keyboard

I am so happy to be in St. Mary’s County and to begin serving you as your priest for the years to come!  My name is Fr. Larry Swink. I have been a priest for 15 years, and have served in four different parishes up until now. I am 45 years old, the eldest of 10 children, and a lifelong Catholic. 

I have known Fr. Scott since I joined the seminary and am honored to take over for a priest that I love and respect. My hobbies are cycling, hunting, and paddle boarding. My favorite saints are St. Michael the Archangel, St. Josemaria Escriva (whom I quote incessantly!), the Blessed Mother, and St. John Vianney. I also like Padre Pio a lot. 

I enjoy preaching retreats and recollections, teaching Bible Classes, hearing confessions, and most of all celebrating, the Holy Mass. I played baseball in college and am a Nationals fan. My two favorite forms of prayer are Eucharistic Adoration and the Holy Rosary. 

I look forward to helping you all to the best of my abilities (with and only with God’s grace) to get closer to Jesus Christ and to our Heavenly destiny…

Fr. Larry Swink

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