A man who is interested in the priesthood but still searching for the answer to the question “What does God want of me?” should contact his Pastor and/or diocesan Vocation Director. This way you can have your questions answered, and perhaps resolve some anxieties or misunderstandings about the priesthood. This is also a wonderful opportunity for your priest to get to know you and make himself available to provide some guidance in your prayer and discernment.
If you truly love Jesus Christ, you will also desire that others share the same love for Him
Do you have a love for the Eucharist, and truly wish to be a walking temple mirroring His miracles, acceptance, forgiveness and self-gifts?
Prayer leads you to enter a more powerful relationship with God, as while at the same time, growing in understanding and holiness.
It is important that you love the word of God and you share a desire to proclaim and live the Gospel.
Maintaining a healthy self image also contributes to a healthy ministerial and communal life.
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Are you willing to give away your time, your energy, your possessions, even your heart, for God and His people?
Other qualities of a priest are…
Visiting the Blessed Sacrament and making frequent use of the sacrament of confession
A desire to be a priest, even in the face of tremendous personal sacrifice(s)
A validation of one’s call by other people who suggest that you should consider the priesthood
A virtuous life and a knowledge of what is right and wrong according to the teaching of Jesus and his Church.
Possessing good social skills and finding enjoyment in being around other people
An average or higher than average intelligence and the capacity to complete eight to ten years of college-level and masters-level coursework in Theology
A good sense of humour!
Physical, emotional, and psychological stability
Possess self-discipline and be courteous, punctual, and composed
Stability in lifestyle: i.e., consistency as a student or employee
A healthy psycho-sexual orientation
A gentleman: good manners, correct grammar in communication, a neat appearance and proper hygiene
Able to accept failure
Open to the will of God for one’s life
The Vocation Director (Fr. George Williams) of the Diocese of St. John’s-Basseterre can be reached by calling (268) 461-1127 or the Chancery at (268) 461-1135, or by emailing email@example.com