Others are called to share specially in Christ’s priesthood. In the Old Covenant, even though Israel was a kingdom of priests (Exodus 19:6), the Lord called certain men to a special priestly ministry (Exodus 19:22). In the New Convenant, even though Christians are a kingdom of priests (1 Peter 2:9), Jesus calls certain men to a special priestly ministry (Romans 15:15-16).
The Sacrament of Holy Orders
The sacrament of Holy Orders communicates a sacred power which is none other than that of Christ. By reason of the sacrerdotal consecration which he has received, the priest possesses the authority to act in the power and place of the person of Christ himself when presenting to God the prayer of the Church, and above all when offering the Eucharistic sacrifice.
If you have a feeling that God may be calling you to the priesthood, take a first step in faith and talk about it with your parish priest. He will help you along the path of discerning your vocation. And if someone you know has the feeling, help him take that first step!
To learn about a priestly vocation in the Diocese of Savannah, please go to the following website. http://savannahpriest.com/
This site can help you answer questions about the priesthood and discern your own vocation. You will learn about our diocese and meet some of our current seminarians. If you are thinking about the Catholic priesthood, may God bless you as you search for His holy will.