Vocations to the Priesthood
Some Answer to Your Questions
What is a calling?
Who is a priest?
And a diocesan priest?
How do I become a priest?
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So How Do I Become A Priest?
decision to join the priesthood, although
welcome, is not one to be taken lightly. As you
have read and seen, it entails huge
responsibility, commitment and spiritual and
You should resort to deep prayer and dialogue
with the Holy Spirit, to know if He is calling
you to the priesthood. You should be informed on
the life of a priest not only the joys and
satisfactions, but also the pains, difficulties
and frustrations that come with it.
You should also be objective and honest with
yourself about your abilities, talents and
commitments. Do you think you have what it takes
to be a priest? To do what priests have to do,
day after day, for the betterment of the Church?
But most of all, you should not keep your
discernment process to yourself. Speak to your
parish priest or someone in your Church
community about it. Even better, contact your
dioceses vocations director, most often a
priest who will be able to enlighten you more on
the priesthood and help you along your way.
Through their guidance, and also through
retreats vocations stay-ins and other means, you
may eventually be able to make a choice and if
you choose to join the priesthood, welcome