Through ordination, priests become representatives of Christ to the Church—as witnesses of holiness and love, preachers of the Gospel, shepherds of the faithful, conveners of divine worship, and builders of the Church. Through their ministry, priests are called, in imitation of Christ, to
...preach good news to the poor...proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.
Priests preside over the Eucharist, offering the sacrifice in the name of the whole Church, the Body of Christ (CCC, no. 1553). They also hear confessions and anoint the sick. Thanks to Jesus working through the lives of our priests the faithful have access to God’s grace, which transforms us for mission.
If you or a loved one is interested in becoming a priest, deacon, or religious sister, or please email Fr. Francis Li or Sister Caritas. Also, feel free to visit the Archdiocesan Vocation website.