Vocations

To Be A Priest

A video that answers nine serious questions about Catholic priesthood. Have you ever considered the possibility that God may be calling you to the priesthood? There are often so many questions attached to vocations and so many fears we may face when we seriously begin to consider that God may be calling me to a life of service and sacrifice in the priesthood.

It is obviously a counter-cultural response to answer in the affirmative to a life of celibacy and sacrifice in an age that thrives on individualism and lack of commitment. But, we all come to a point in our lives where we begin to seriously search for the meaning of our lives and perhaps for the first time, ask God what it is that He might want me to do. As you begin 2013, and perhaps you have made New Year's resolutions, might you also be willing to consider a New Year's question? Is God be calling "you" to be a priest in His Church?

You probably have the same questions that are asked in this video; many men who have answered the call share these fears and have similar questions. Give yourself 20 minutes alone to watch this video and perhaps ask God if a vocation to the priesthood might be what He wants you to do.

God bless you for this New Year and may He richly bless you as you faithfully seek His will for your life.

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Prayer for Vocations

Lord Jesus Christ, Guide and Shepherd of your people, touch the hearts of our young people, that they may, for the love of you, give their lives in the service of the Church. Renew the hearts of priests, that they may model their lives on the mystery of the Cross, and imitate the Sacred Mysteries they celebrate at the Altar. Strengthen our families, that they may generously support those of their sons whom you call to serve you as priests. Amen.

Prayer for Seminarians

Lord Jesus, we ask your special blessing on those preparing for the Sacred Priesthood. May their hearts overflow with love, understanding, and generosity. May their desire to serve inspire others to answer Your call. Lord Jesus, fill the hearts of seminarians with the fire of your love make them holy as You are Holy. Amen.