Father Jim Szobonya C.Ss.R will be the final speaker in the Sunday series of Lenten talks at Ft Jennings St Joseph parish. Make plans now to hear Fr. Szobonya on Sunday, March 29 at 6:00pm.
Fr. Szobonya hails from Manville, New Jersey. In 1987 he graduated from Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey with a Bachelors degree in Accounting. He worked 11 years as a public accountant with the last 6 years in his own practice.
Fr. Jim then entered the seminary in January 1999 and in May 2005 graduated from Washington Theological Union in Washington, DC with a Masters degree in Divinity. In September 2005, he took his permanent vows into the Redemptorist Order and was ordained a priest on May 6, 2006 at the Immaculate Conception Basilica in Washington, DC.
In July 2005 Fr. Jim received his first assignment at St. Martin of Tours in Bethpage, New York where he was the Director of Religious Education for over 1400 kids and 900 families. This is where he began to learn to use props for his teachings and homilies. Fr. Jim remained there until 2011 when he became the Pastor at St Gerard Church in Lima, OH.