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Vocation Stories

Examples of men who answered God’s call to the priesthood and religious life.

Fr. Wayne Biernat

Fr. Wayne Biernat

Diocesan Priest

I remember being an elementary school student at St. Thomas the Apostle School in West Springfield and I began to ponder the following question.

“What did the priests at our parish do in the other 23 hours of the day when they weren’t celebrating Mass?”…

 

Fr. Jon Reardon

Fr. Jon Reardon

Diocesan Priest

Unlike other life changing vocation stories, mine is quite simple. I did not have a monumental conversation to the Catholic Church…

 

Msgr. Christopher D. Connelly

Msgr. Christopher D. Connelly

Diocesan Monsignor / Priest

To me, a hero may best be described as one who lives well our Catholic faith and, as the prophet Micah urges, is content to act justly, to love with tenderness, and to walk humbly with God…..

 

Fr. Brian McGrath

Fr. Brian McGrath

Diocesan Priest

My earliest remembrances of feeling called to be a priest go way back to middle school. But I had a very circuitous route to finally entering seminary and ultimately being ordained….

 

Fr. Michael C. Lillpopp

Fr. Michael C. Lillpopp

Diocesan Priest

Being able to serve a wide variety of people of different walks of life throughout the diocese and U.S.; co-founding a relief organization in Africa and knowing the positive impact priestly ministry makes on the world, a world which isn’t so large after all.

 

Could God be Calling YOU to be a Priest?

God made you for a unique purpose.  Even before you were born, he knew your vocation, your mission in life. And if you are a faithful Catholic man, God may be calling you for a higher purpose—to become a Catholic priest.