Is God calling you?

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you” – Jeremiah 1:5

Each person is created for a unique purpose. Before we are even born God has a plan for us. The priest has the important mission to bring people to Jesus and Jesus to people. As a spiritual father, the priest is called to live as a witness of Christ.

What is the Priesthood?

The Catholic Priesthood is a unique calling from God to teach, shepherd, and sanctify the People of God. The priest teaches people about our Catholic faith. As a shepherd, he guides, unites, and encourages those entrusted to his care.

The Life of the Priest

Each priest’s life looks very different, but generally speaking, a parish priest will:
•Celebrate Mass
•Hear confessions
•Provide spiritual direction
•Bring Communion to the sick
•Visit the parish school
•Teach religion
•Help people of all ages come to know Christ
•Baptize children
•Bring adults into the Church
•Counsel those who struggle
•Anoint those who are sick and/or dying
•Celebrate funerals
•Bury the dead
•Manage the day to day operations of the parish