Vocation Awareness Week with Fr. Fernando Preciado

Thoughts from Fr. Preciado on priesthood: The most important qualities of being a priest are mainly being kind to others and having prayer and contemplation. To enjoy and love my daily life so that in turn in my daily work I can give my life to others by attending to their needs.


Vocation Awareness Week with Fr. James Flynn

Thoughts from Fr. Flynn on priesthood:  Please be open to God’s will in your life, no matter what path that may take, and if you feel God is calling you to be a priest then please contact your pastor and the diocesan vocations office to help you further uncover God’s will for your life.  


Vocation Awareness Week with Fr. Michael Greco

Thoughts from Fr. Greco on priesthood: The best part is every day being able to share the Gospel, the good news of what God is doing in Christ, with so many people.  This happens in various ways: in preaching, in counseling, in the confessional, in conversations, at the sickbed, through the liturgical words and actions, and in many other ways.


Vocation Awareness Week with Fr. Joseph Keating

Thoughts from Fr. Keating on priesthood: There are two main things you should do when considering whether God is calling you to be a priest:  1. Pray every day, especially about your vocation, and 2. Get a spiritual director, who will help you to discern what you are receiving in prayer.


Vocation Awareness Week with Fr. Ronaldo Mercado

Thoughts from Fr. Mercado on priesthood: Prayer is the strength and grace of the priest-pastor to the challenging, rough life of the parish. Only by union with God in prayer can a priest truly be Christ to others.