Answering the call to the Catholic Priesthood is a truly wonderful and rewarding experience.
Answering that call in the Old Catholic Church, which is part of the worldwide, millennial old Church founded by Jesus Christ is a truly unique way to respond to God’s call and be His presence in the modern world.
Old Catholic Priests have a unique opportunity. As the needs of Catholics are different in every area of the US, in a like manner, our ministries are very different.
One of the truly unique gifts of becoming an Old Catholic Priest is that you get to determine what sort of ministry your community needs - and then you get to start it!
Many of our ministries reach out to those who are forgotten and pushed aside by the institutional churches: the elderly, homeless, veterans, people in the gay community, and those who are suffering from HIV and AIDS.
Old Catholic priests find the needs that are not being met, and then find new and unique ways to meet them and bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to anyone who needs it.
The process of exploring your calling is known as ‘discernment.’ It is a time where you enter into prayer, study, and conversation with an Old Catholic Priest to determine what you’re called to do.
It is also a time when you learn more about the commitment it takes to enter ministry.
We have clergy all over the US ready to assist you in your discernment to the Old Catholic Priesthood.
To be put in contact with someone to begin your discernment, please send an email to our vocations director.