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You are called to be fishers of men.

From Sacred Scripture:  Mark 1:16-20


And passing along by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen.  And Jesus said to them, "Follow me and I will make you become fishers of men."  And immediately they left their nets and followed him.  And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zeb'edee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets.  And immediately he called them; and they left their father Zeb'edee in the boat with the hired servants, and followed him.

Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition

From the Rite of Ordination of a Priest

It is true that God has made his entire people a royal priesthood in Christ. But our High Priest, Jesus Christ, also chose some of his followers to carry out publicly in the Church a priestly ministry in his name on behalf mankind.  He was sent by the Father, and he in turn sent the apostles into the world; through them and their successors, the bishops, he continues his work as Teacher, Priest, and Shepherd.  Priests are co-workers of the order of bishops.  They are joined to the bishops in the priestly office and are called to serve God's people.

Ordination of a Priest, Homily, Chapter III, Section 14, The Rites of the Catholic Church as Revised by the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council

Ordination in the Diocese of Bridgeport

Men discerning the priesthood should contact the Vocations Office by calling (203) 322-5331 or reviewing the Vocations Office website,

Men discerning a call to the diaconate should contact the Diaconate Formation Office by calling (203) 416-1451 or reviewing the website,

Andre's Vocation Story

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