Congressman Robert Pittenger

Representing the 9th District of North Carolina
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Pittenger honors St. Matthew Monsignor McSweeney

Jul 19, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONGRESSMAN PITTENGER HONORS MONSIGNOR JOHN McSWEENEY OF CHARLOTTE’S ST. MATTHEW PARISH

 

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) addressed the U.S. House of Representatives in honor of Monsignor John McSweeney, priest of Charlotte’s St. Matthew parish, who retires this week after more than 40 years of ministry.

Click here for full video of Congressman Pittenger’s speech in honor of Monsignor John McSweeney, who retires this week from Charlotte’s St. Matthew Catholic parish.

“Monsignor McSweeney is committed to the principle of servant leadership, and of helping each member of his parish find their special God-given role in life, and in the church.  Despite his very public role, he often reminds folks that Jesus is the star of St. Matthew, not the priest.

“Monsignor McSweeney has another motto:  ‘You never say no to Jesus.’  And so, still listening to Jesus at age 75, Monsignor McSweeney is retiring from America’s largest Catholic parish to move on to Haiti or Jamaica to live among the poor and minister to their needs.  May God bless Monsignor McSweeney in this next phase of his ministry.”

 

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