The Priesthood is central to the Church; through His priests, Christ bestows grace upon His people, He sacrifices Himself daily for us, and people are brought to the faith all over the world.

Priests represent Christ's presence on earth, and they play a vital role in the lives of Catholics. There are three types of Catholic priests: diocesan priests, oratorians, and monastics. A priest's main roles include celebrating Holy Mass, administering the Sacraments, and acting as a spiritual father to the lay population in his locality.

Priesthood

Becoming a Priest

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STAGE 1
CANDIDACY
STAGE 2
SEMINARY
STAGE 3
TRANSITIONAL DIACONATE
STAGE 4
ORDINATION