Gaining peace through prayer

Gaining peace through prayer

Is God calling me to be a priest? How can I know for sure? What’s the best way to make a decision like this? As you contemplate what to do with your life, be confident that God has a specific plan for you, and that you can discover it through prayer. This...
The Most Important Decision You’ll Ever Make

The Most Important Decision You’ll Ever Make

If you were about to make one decision that would dramatically impact the rest of your life, how would you go about it? If you were contemplating a cross-country move, you’d probably learn everything you could about the new city. If you were choosing a career, you’d...
Seminary Formation

Seminary Formation

Seminary is the best formation the Church offers! 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,...
FAQs about Priesthood

FAQs about Priesthood

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...
Seven Stages of Discerning Priesthood

Seven Stages of Discerning Priesthood

Please keep in mind that every vocation is a mystery, and thus every man passes through these stages differently on the way to priesthood. Some will pass through the first few stages only to discern that God is not calling them to priesthood. Others will keep going...
Overcoming Fear of the Priesthood

Overcoming Fear of the Priesthood

The first principle to remember is that God does not speak through fear.  Perhaps the 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...