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What is the Priesthood?

The priesthood is a life of joy and sacrifice. Along with various administrative or teaching roles, a priest’s job is to…

PREACH THE GOSPEL

The first duty of every priest is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Son of God was born as a man, suffered, died, and rose again for our sake! Priests spend their lives proclaiming this life-changing message!

CELEBRATE HOLY MASS

Every day, priests hold in their hands God’s greatest gift to humanity: the Eucharist. This “sacrament of sacraments” is life-giving nourishment for God’s people and a sacrifice for the salvation of the world.

BE A SIGN OF HEAVEN

Priests give themselves completely to the Bride of Christ, the Church. They embrace celibacy to show that the real marriage—the one on which earthly matrimony is based—is the wedding feast of the Lamb! Celibacy is a supernatural sign that heaven is real.

LOVE ALL, SERVE ALL

Priests pour themselves out for the people of God every day. There are tough, stressful days and incredibly beautiful days. With hearts full of love, priests serve the poor, visit the imprisoned, and counsel their parishioners. They bring Jesus to whomever they meet.

To learn more, visit the Diocese of Spokane vocations website.