Take the Self Discernment Test

I love Jesus Christ and I have a thirst to bring Jesus and his teachings to the world.

I am endeavoring to be a believing, practicing Catholic Christian.

I desire a life of prayer and I am trying to cultivate a good prayer life.

I desire a life of service and I am currently serving in some capacity.

I feel a desire to be a priest (though it is sometimes stronger than at other times).

Others have told me that I should be a priest or that I would make a good priest.

Prayerfully reading scripture leads me to believe I might be called to be a priest.

I am endeavoring to live virtuously.

I like to be around people and I have sufficient social skills to engage others.

I am trying to serve others and I desire a life of service to others.

I have enough intelligence to complete graduate-level coursework and function as a priest.

I think that I have the physical, emotional and psychological stability to become a priest.

I am joyful and I have a good sense of humor.

I think that I have a “priest’s heart,” meaning I feel compassion for others and want to help them draw closer to God.

I believe that I have the self-mastery to be a good priest.

Generally speaking, I have demonstrated stability in lifestyle.

People who know me would say I am a Christian gentleman.

Events in my life seem to be signs pointing towards the priesthood.

I am usually able to accept both success and failure without losing my peace.

I believe that I have a healthy psycho-sexual development and orientation.

I am trying to be truly open to the will of God for my life.

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Rating yourself using these 20 qualities or signs is a good way to begin your discernment of priesthood.

Rate yourself on a scale of 0–5. A 0 means do have the sign at all. A 5 means the sign is very evident. The highest possible score is 100.

Be completely honest yourself and rate yourself fairly.

Note that a high score is not “proof” that you are called to the priesthood, nor does a low score automatically exclude you. There are many other ways to discern, so your vocation director needs to be a part of this process.

Your results will be shared with the Vocation Director, who is happy to discuss your ongoing discernment of the priesthood.