How do one become a catholic priest


#1

I was just how does 1 become a catholic priest is there a school or something were you learn and after a few years you become one or how does it work??


#2

After initial discernment, the man will enter seminary to study to be a priest in a diocese or religious order. This period of formation lasts for 6 years or more. At seminary he studies philosophy and theology and will learn everything he needs to know in order to celebrate the sacraments. After about 5 years, he is ordained by a bishop as a deacon and then a priest in 6-12 months.


#3

First, you must love our Lord Jesus Christ and out of that love, decide to submit to Him through His Church. No matter where you are, you live in a Catholic diocese. If you go to their website, you will find a link to vocations. Click on that link and follow up on it.

You must have a million questions. You are in the right place to ask them. We here will pray for you, as the need for good Priests is great.


#4

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I was just how does 1 become a catholic priest is there a school or something were you learn and after a few years you become one or how does it work??

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First, take note of this bible passage.....Romans 10:
14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”[g]

First thing is to contact the vocations director, usually a priest, for help in discernment.

Before entering seminary, one has to have a recommendation from the vocations director or parish priest....(take note of the passage here...especially v15)

It takes usually 8 to 9 years (4 yr college-philosophy and 4 yrs theologogy)....then about 6 to 12 months as a deacon.

The seminarian stays and lives in a seminary...life there not only involves studying...but the priestly formation also involves spiritual formation, daily prayers, daily mass.

Before ordination, an ordinand will need the recommendation of the seminary rector and the bishop....again, take not of v15....

After deaconship, and the bishop's ok...one is ordained a priest....again..take note of v15...one is sent, you do not choose to send your self.


#5

Bearing in mind that we also have a responsibility to the Holy Spirit to answer His promptings. There is very likely a valid reason behind a desire to enter the Priesthood - especially in this most anti-Catholic culture and world.

But first, one must be Catholic. That is the first step: learn about the faith and pray over whether or not you feel called, and prompted by the Holy Spirit.


#6

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