Priesthood

Why be a priest?

Why be a priest?

A Sacred Ministry to God’s People “The faithful expect only one thing from priests: that they be specialists in promoting the encounter between man and God. The priest is not asked to be an expert in economics, construction or politics. He is expected to be an expert...

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What Do Priests Do?

What Do Priests Do?

Priests do far more than celebrate Mass and pray all day. The life of a priest is busy, demanding, challenging—and incredibly rewarding. There are many specialized ministries such as being a chaplain, working at the archdiocesan offices, or teaching in a seminary. But...

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Why Celibacy?

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...

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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...

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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...

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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, the...

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What is Seminary Like?

What is Seminary Like?

The best formation the Church offers! The seminary is the place where a man is formed mind, body, and soul into the image of Jesus Christ. Seminaries are not places where men walk around in silence all day chanting in Latin. Rather, they are places of joy,...

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The Application Process

The Application Process

When a man reaches a certain point in his discernment, if he wants to discover if priesthood is his true vocation, he has to go to seminary. It should be stressed that entering seminary is a stage of discernment, not a decision to definitely become  priest. 1. Contact...

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