The call to the priesthood is a call from God who created you to share intimately in His inner life of love. You are called to perfect love in union with God for all eternity! You live out this call by making a total self-gift of yourself in love for His people. As you take up your cross and follow Christ, you lay down your life for Him in love.
Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. By divine institution, the sacrament of Vocations establishes some among the Christian faithful as sacred ministers through an indelible character which marks them. They are consecrated and designated, each according to his grade, to nourish the people of God, fulfilling in the person of Christ the Head the functions of teaching, sanctifying, and governing.
Discernment requires asking God what will make you happy, and because He created us, He knows what will completely satisfy every desire of our hearts.
If you need help discerning your vocation, please contact the parish office at 952-934-9106.