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The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

At a convent in Paray-le-Monial, Italy, Jesus appeared to a devout nun many times between the years of 1673 and 1675. He shared with her His burning desire for each person to be united to His heart. The Shrine of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque is now recognized as the...

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Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal

Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal

We are united in Christ, in our one mission, and you are part of it! When you give to the 2024 Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal, you are actively participating in our mission to live and spread the Gospel. Every gift, regardless of size, is a testament to our belief that...

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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.

Why Celibacy?

Celibacy is always a top concern for men thinking about the priesthood, but rest as­sured that every priest had the same thought before he went to seminary.

Signs of a Priestly Vocation

If Jesus has placed a desire in your heart for priesthood, no matter what your age, don’t ignore it. Talk to a priest you admire about how you feel.

Priesthood Discernment Self-Test

Examining oneself using these twenty qualities or signs is a good way to begin one’s discernment of priesthood, but it should not be done in a vacuum.