“No vocation is born of itself or lives for itself.  A vocation flows from the heart of God and blossoms in the good soil of faithful people, in the experience of fraternal love.  Did not Jesus say: ‘By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another’ (Jn 13:35)?”   ~ Pope Francis

The anointing of the Spirit seals the priest with an indelible, spiritual character that configures him to Christ the priest and enables him to act in the name of Christ the Head.  As a co-worker of the order of bishops he is consecrated to preach the Gospel, to celebrate divine worship, especially the Eucharist from which his ministry draws its strength, and to be a shepherd of the faithful.

Want to explore the priesthood?

Contact the office and talk to Fr. Chas or Fr. Brian about a vocation to the priesthood.

Reach out to Fr. John Whitlock, Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Lansing.

Check out the vocations page on the Diocese of Lansing website.