Want to know more about the Priesthood?  Are you discerning your direction in life?

Join the parish’s discernment group, for teens, young men and adult men who are open to discerning what God wants for their life.  This group meets periodically to learn about how to discern, pray, and for spiritual direction and gathers for social events and friendship.  Contact Father Schmit.

Qualities of a Candidate for the Priesthood

Do you have the necessary qualities to be a priest?

Read these signs of a vocation to the priesthood and see if God is calling you!

  • A love for the Catholic faith
  • Generosity
  • A desire to help other people
  • A personal relationship with God
  • A Capacity and desire to learn
  • A respect for other people
  • Openness to other cultures and ethnic groups
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Good social skills
  • The ability to enjoy one’s own company and a variety of friendships
  • The courage to take risks
  • A healthy self-image
  • The ability to state an opinion that might differ from that of others

Signs of a Call to Priesthood

  • Love of God that manifests itself in a desire to give one’s life in service to God’s People
  • Love of the Church and its sacraments and a desire to celebrate the sacraments with the community
  • Love of God’s Word and a desire to proclaim the gospel to God’s people
  • Desire to model holiness as Christ’s representative among the People of God
  • A heart that can listen to others and reach out in healing
  • A heart that can listen to others and reach out in healing
  • Generosity
  • Desire to deepen prayer and relationship with God



St. John Neumann Catholic Church

9633 East State Route 37

Sunbury, OH 43074

Phone: 740.965.1358


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