A Catholic priest is a man who has been called by God to serve the church. He loves God, the Church, and the people he serves. He is rooted in prayer and joyfully wishes to bring others to Christ.
Deacons, upon whom hands are imposed “not unto the priesthood, but unto a ministry of service,” work with the bishop and his group of priests by serving in the diaconate of the liturgy, of the word, and of charity to the people of God.
You can find information on the web about becoming a priest in our Archdiocese, as well as guidance regarding diaconal formation.
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a priest or deacon, encourage him to pray about it and contact one of our parish priests at 215-357-5720.
WATCH THE VIDEO: HOLY ORDERS
What Ordination Means
WATCH THE VIDEO: BECOMING A PRIEST
Heed the Call
WATCH THE VIDEO: BECOME A DEACON
School of Diaconal Formation