“Only Christ is truly priest. But the others are his ministers.”
-St. Thomas Aquinas
The Lord Jesus calls some men from among the People of God to serve the Church as priests. When priests are ordained they receive the gift of the Holy Spirit through the laying on of hands and are thereby “set apart” to serve the People of God. Priests take vows of simplicity, obedience, celibacy and prayer to ensure they will be totally available to Christ and His Body the Church. Priesthood is truly a work of ultimate concern. “Priestly ordination is administered as a means of salvation, not for an individual man, but rather for the whole Church,” wrote Thomas Aquinas.
Do you believe the Lord is calling you? Fr. Robbie would be happy to speak with you about a vocation to the priesthood. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are also encouraged to contact the Office of Vocations.
Director of Vocations
Rev. Robert Szczechura
We’d love for you to join us for our monthly Holy Hour for Vocations to the Holy Priesthood and Religious Life sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church
11710 Highway 64
Somerville, Tennessee 38068
901-465-8685 - Office
901-466-1645 - Fax
Weekend Mass Times
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:30 AM