A diocesan priest is a man who….
is called by God to be an ordained minister of the Church
Nourishes and fosters his relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer and service
Promises to live a life of celibacy
Joyfully proclaims and preaches the Good News of Jesus Christ, and the faith of the Catholic Church
Leads the Catholic community in worship and celebrates with them the sacraments of the Church
Works to build up parish and other church communities in union with the bishop, priests and people
Works collaboratively with others and as a member of a pastoral team, which may include a Lay Pastoral Leader