What a Priest Does

Diocesan Priesthood

Here are some examples of what a priest does:
  • Celebrates Mass, baptisms, weddings, reconciliation and funerals
  • Prays daily
  • Preaches the Gospel
  • Brings others to realize God's presence in their lives
  • Ministers in a parish with staff and volunteers
  • Leads people in prayer
  • Teaches in Catholic schools and/or religious education programs
  • Visits the sick, dying, homebound
  • Witnesses to the dignity of all human life
  • Calls people to a greater sense of justice
  • Serves as a living example of a Christian servant
  • Loves others with the love of Christ the Good Shepherd

More important than what a priest does, however, is WHO a priest IS.  By definition, a priest is one who offers sacrifice on behalf of the people.  Priests have existed since the eariliest days of the Bible.  A priest of the Catholic Church is a disciple of the Lord Jesus, who is deeply in love with Him, who desires to serve His Church at the altar, who offers the forgiveness of sins, who is called to give his life for the sake of the Gospel, and who has a devotion to Mary the Mother of God.  A priest is a witness to the reality that Jesus the Christ suffered, died, and was raised up: God loves the world and desires us to live forever.  Priests, although weakened by sin, are given the grace to tell the Truth and the Good News.


Contact Fr. Daniel Schuster

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Phone: (920) 272-8293 or 1-877-500-3580, ext. 8293 (from 920 and 715 area codes)