Does This Describe You?
I am in love with Jesus. I have a personal relationship
with Jesus. I want what Jesus wants. The Lord's teachings and Truth are a real part of my everyday life.
I have zeal
for the Faith. I love my Catholic faith and I am willing to devote myself to bringing it to others.
I am open to the
will of God in my life. I believe that God has a plan for me. I truly want to discover and follow God's plan for my life.
My own desires are secondary to God's desires for me.
I felt called to the priesthood, but not the celibate priesthood.
I could not understand or accept the idea of marriage being an impediment to the priesthood or priesthood being an impediment
I feel the Holy Spirit calling me to live out my Baptismal promises. I feel called to proclaim the Gospel
and build God's Kingdom.
Prayer is part of my everyday life. Sometimes I find myself praying, talking to Jesus, and
was not even aware that I was doing so. I read the Bible and take time for personal prayer.
I have a desire to be
a priest or deacon. I see the priesthood or diaconate as a fulfilling life even though I know it involves personal sacrifice.
I can imagine myself as a priest or deacon.
I am a believing, practicing member of the PNCC. I believe in the Truths
taught by the Church. I go to Mass every Sunday and on Holy Days.
I have discussed the ministry with my family and
they support my desire to pursue the active ministry as a priest or deacon.
I feel love and compassion for others.
I want what is best for every person: to love Jesus, to live a holy life, and to go to heaven.
I believe in a life
of service and actively serve others in my church and community.
I live a virtuous life. I know what is right and
wrong according to the teaching of Jesus and his Church. I have developed a well formed conscience and follow it in my daily
life. People I know would say that I am living a virtuous Christian life.
I have basic human goodness. I am generous
and unselfish. I am kind and gentle with others.
I am able to make friends easily, and I enjoy being with people.
I have a good sense of humor. I am able to laugh at myself and with others.
I am physically, emotionally,
and psychologically stable. I have the stability necessary to care for others.
I have self-control. I am courteous,
punctual, and composed. I can control my anger. I have a healthy amount of personal discipline. I fulfill my personal responsibilities
and duties towards myself, others, my country, and God.
I have stability in my lifestyle and in my relationships or
marriage. I have a good interpersonal, scholastic, and employment history. I feel comfortable with myself and I am successful
in my endeavors.
I have a healthy psycho-sexual orientation. I have a normal sexual attraction for adult females and
this attraction is under the control of my will. I do not have any sexual addictions or aberrant sexual behaviors.
am capable of college level study and perform well in school.
I take good care of myself. I maintain a neat appearance
and proper hygiene.
I have good manners.
I communicate clearly and logically. I develop well formed and thought
out ideas and can convey them to others.
I can accept failure. I do not quit when things get tough. My self-esteem
remains healthy even when projects and endeavors do not succeed.
Others have told me that I would make a good priest
or deacon. People in my life (priests, parishioners, family members) have suggested that I should think about the priesthood.
Things keep happening that make me think I should become a priest.
If you feel God is calling you, and you want to
answer that call, please contact Savonarola Theological Seminary of the PNCC:
Savonarola Theological Seminary
of the Polish National Catholic Church
1031 Cedar Ave
Scranton, PA 18505
Office (570) 343-0100