Priesthood

The Priesthood

The Priesthood

Spiritual Fathers Like Jesus, a priest sacrifices himself for the Church. The Priesthood is a Calling Christ asks of some men the sacrifice of their lives in following him as his more intimate companions. From all eternity, certain men are called to the priesthood. It...

The Priesthood

Why Celibacy?

Discerning Priestly Celibacy Are some of these your thoughts in regards to celibacy? “I really like girls!” “I have not always lived a chaste life. Can I still be considered for the seminary?” “I struggle with purity, so I’m not sure I possess the holiness that is...

Priesthood FAQ

Priesthood FAQ

  1. What does a priest do? The purpose of a priest is to bring people to Jesus, and Jesus to people. He does this primarily by preaching the Word and offering the Sacrifice of the Mass.  His daily life involves administering the sacraments—Baptism, Confirmation,...

What Do Priests Do?

What Do Priests Do?

Priests instruct others about the faith. Priests guide, unite, and encourage their parishioners. Priests administer the sacraments and encourage holiness. Individual priests have a very wide variety of tasks within the Church. There are many specialized ministries...

Overcoming Fear of the Priesthood

Overcoming Fear of the Priesthood

Perhaps priesthood has crossed your mind, but fear pushes the idea away: Fear of commitment Fear of celibacy Fear of being unworthy These fears are very common, even for men who are already in seminary. But literally thousands of men have had the same concerns and...

Signs of a Priestly Vocation

Signs of a Priestly Vocation

How do I know God is calling me? If you have ever thought about being a priest, these qualities may be clues to a future priestly vocation: 1. God has placed in your heart a desire to be a priest. If Jesus has placed a desire in your heart for the priesthood, no...