"You have not chosen me. I have chosen you. Go and bear fruit that will last." (Jn 15:16)
What an awesome message to hear: "I have chosen you." God has created and chosen us for a particular purpose. Through baptism we are called into a life of holiness. Ultimately, some men are called to serve the People of God on their pilgrimage towards holiness as Diocesan Priests. These Priests serve in a diocese under the leadership of a Bishop, a successor of the apostles. In union with a bishop, priests serve as shepherds of local flocks in this diocese called parishes.
The Vocations Office of the diocese assists young men who are interested in exploring a possible call to the diocesan priesthood. The staff of this office provide opportunities for a young man to become aware of God's call, to discern the meaning of this call, to become educated about the life and ministry of a diocesan priest, and to provide for their formation should they be accepted as candidates for the diocese. All inquiries are confidential.
This is an awesome call that demands a great deal of a candidate. It is a heroic life lived entirely for Christ and His people. Could God be calling you to this life?
If you are interested in knowing more, please contact the Director of Vocations or the Assistant to the Director of Vocations.
Imagine being a priest!