Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction is for those who desire to grow in prayer.

Seek to become more aware of God’s presence in your life and desire to know yourself in relationship to God.

With the current global health situation, members of the Preaching Team have been communicating with and doing Spiritual Direction using virtual platforms such as Zoom and Facetime. In-person spiritual direction is also available.

Spiritual direction is a reflective listening that is deeper than words, and provides an opportunity to share with another your spiritual journey in a safe environment.

Spiritual Directors

All members of the preaching team at King’s House are “Spiritual Directors”, i.e., men and women who have received formative training in the spiritual life, human development, theology, scripture, as well as supervision in the ministry of spiritual direction. They value their own spiritual journey and are trained in listening to the impact that life has on the spirit.

A spiritual director will assist you in hearing and trusting your inner wisdom (the place where God is with you) and to respond to that presence.

You are invited to meet with a spiritual director as frequently as mutually determined after an initial meeting, typically for an hour about once a month. The suggested offering for spiritual direction is $40-$60 her hour, according to your means, or whatever offering you are able to make.

Our Spiritual Directors

Fr. Richard Sudlik

suds@omiusa.org

Fr. Richard Sudlik, OMI, (Director), was born in Buffalo, New York. He entered the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate Seminary and was ordained in 1972.

Fr. Dick holds degrees in philosophy, divinity and pastoral counseling. He comes to us from New Orleans, LA, where he served as Director and Superior of the Oblate Mission Center.

He has extensive experience in preaching in parishes and retreat centers throughout the U.S. He is a member of the Preaching Team and available for Spiritual Direction.

Fr. Lon Konold

lkonold@kingshouse.com

Fr. Lon Konold, OMI, is originally from Minnesota. Upon Ordination as a Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate, he served 13 years in Scandinavia and was one of the founders of the Oblate mission in Norway.

In 1990, he returned to the U.S. and helped organize the Oblate Preaching Team to conduct Parish Renewals (missions). After 156 parish renewal missions, he was assigned to the preaching staff at Willimantic, CT from 2000–2008.

As of July 2008, Fr. Lon has been a member of the Preaching Team at Christ the King and is available for spiritual direction.

Sr. Brenda Rose Szegedy

brszegedy@kingshouse.com

Sr. Brenda Rose Szegedy, OSF, was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan.

She made her Final Profession of Vows in 1968 as a member of the Sisters of St. Francis, Sylvania, Ohio.

Throughout the years she has ministered as teacher, formation minister, retreat director and spiritual guide.

She has been a member of the Preaching Team at Christ the King since July 2008, and offers spiritual direction.

Fr. Hank Lemoncelli

hlemoncelli@kingshouse.com

Born in Peckville, Pennsylvania, and raised in Buffalo, New York, Fr. Hank Lemoncelli entered the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1968. Following his Ordination in 1979, his ministerial assignments have included: high school teacher, chaplain and principal, parish ministry with Hispanic communities, Dean of Oblate College, formation director, and member of the Administrative Teams of the Eastern and American Provinces.

In November of 1999, he was assigned to the Oblate General House in Rome, Italy, where he served as Moderator of student fathers and as an Official at the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. Having retired from his Vatican position in March of 2021, he returned to the United States Province and was assigned to our retreat center.

Fr. Hank holds Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Philosophy and Sacred Theology and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. He is a member of the Preaching Team and available for Spiritual Direction.