Hello and God Bless.
I work as a Pastoral Minister within my home parish. I have always known that God is calling me to serve His church. I feel that it is to serve as a parish priest. My issue is that My diocese has a focus on younger vocations and I am 47.
I was told that I will have to fund myself (due to my age) through out my education and possible seminary. I feel it’s wrong (Canon 233, para 2) , but I will do what ever it takes to serve the Lord.
I am asking to be kept in your prayers as I struggle to discern God’s calling in this life.
I have also started a funding site to assist me. My family and friends have been wonderful supporters of my calling. Thanks again.