Sunday, May 9, 2010

Is God calling me to the Priesthood?


well hopefully!

The very fact that you might be asking yourself that question means that it is a distinct possibility.
So what's your next move? (in no particular order)
  1. Talk to a priest you know and trust about it. (His perspective might just help you in the discernment process.)
  2. Pray the Rosary every day. (No one understands discerning God's call better than our Blessed Mother.)
  3. Try to attend Mass daily if at all possible. (The priesthood is primarily about the Eucharist and so it is at the Mass that your call will be clarified.)
  4. Try to spend some time each week in Eucharistic Adoration (for the same reason as point 3)
  5. Do not be afraid to step out in faith - if you wait until you are absolutely certain that you are called, then you never will make it as far as seminary.
  6. Do not expect a visit from Our Lady or the Lord telling you clearly and unambiguously that you are meant to be a priest.
  7. Do not fall into the trap of thinking you're not holy enough (it's the priesthood of Jesus Christ - who could be holy enough for that!!)
  8. Just do it!