“The priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus. When you see a priest, think of our Lord Jesus Christ.” St John Vianney, patron saint of priests.

Priests are baptised men who are ordained through the sacrament of Holy Orders, after an extended period of discernment and formation.

A priest is called to be a ‘man for others’: to participate in the one priesthood of Christ, to serve the people of God through their sacramental ministry, teaching and evangelising, and pastoral ministry.

In the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church, priests are called to celibacy for the Kingdom of Heaven in imitation of Christ.

To learn more about a vocation to the priesthood in the Archdiocese of Hobart, contact the Church Office