How old do you have to be to become a Priest


I was wondering if anyone can tell me if there is an age limit on becoming a Priest. In other words can you be any age to become a Priest?


Canon law places a minimum age of 25 for ordination to the priesthood.

Can. 1031 ยง1. The presbyterate is not to be conferred except on those who have completed the twenty-fifth year of age and possess sufficient maturity; an interval of at least six months is to be observed between the diaconate and the presbyterate. Those destined to the presbyterate are to be admitted to the order of deacon only after completing the twenty-third year of age.

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