All baptized Christians share in the priesthood of Jesus. Each of us shares in it as a member of the Body of Christ. We were gifted with this priesthood of the believers at the time of our Baptism. This priesthood enables us to make holy the world by living as Jesus would in our circumstances.
Some baptized Christians, experience a call to serve the church which is Christ made visible in the world. They wish to preach the Word of God, lead their community in liturgical celebrations, and build up and strengthen their community’s Christian spirit.
Those who are accepted by the Church to learn how to serve in the priesthood are trained for several years in a seminary. When the training is complete, the bishop ordains the candidate he’s called to priesthood. The new priest has received a Sacrament called Holy Orders.
Those who are interested in learning more about receiving the Sacrament of Holy Orders should call the Vocations Office (305-757-6241, ext. 271).
There are two seminaries in the state of Florida:
St. John Vianney College Seminary, Miami
St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Boynton Beach.