Christmas Appeal


With the First Sunday of Advent we have entered the most festive season of the year. It is a time of preparation and celebration. The airwaves are filled with the beloved Christmas Carols. Store owners and shopping mall operators hope that the sound of carols will motivate shoppers. Personally, I believe that Christmas Carols are an invitation to pause and reflect on the true reason for the season.

Christ is born for us, come let us adore him!


The festive season brings together families and friends. Gift exchange often plays a major part.  It is a time to celebrate and to express our love and care for one another.  Let us not forget that the greatest gift we have received is in this little child born in Bethlehem so many years ago.

The monks of Christ the King Priory in Schuyler extend greetings and good wishes to all our friends near and far. We thank you for the prayerful support that we have received in the course of the year. We in turn pray that the Newborn Christ will reward you abundantly with graces, blessings and good health not only at Christmas but throughout the New Year 2018.  


It is the time of sharing!

As Missionary Benedictines we are involved in serving God’s people wherever we are represented. Take a little time and navigate all the pages of this website to learn more about our ministries.

The success of our work depends on the prayers of many friends. However, a well-known fact is that financial support is needed to keep us going. May I invite you to click on the “GIVE NOW” button and then select from the drop down menu “Designation” a fund you prefer to support with your Christmas donation? Gifts made on the “current appeal” link will give us the freedom to disburse your donation to any of our missions located on four continents and over 20 countries.

Thank you for caring and sharing!

In gratitude for your support, your intentions will be included in the celebration of a Novena of Nine Holy Masses here at the monastery from January 1st through 9th.


On behalf of the monks of Christ the King Priory:

Bro. Tobias, OSB