The Diocesan Priest lives and works
with a certain geographical region known as the Diocese. All
Diocesan Priests receive their pastoral assignments by the Bishop of
The Diocesan Priest
does not make a promise of poverty, and usually owns
their own car and other possessions in order to do their work and
work of the Diocesan Priest is preaching the
Gospel, offering Mass, anointing the sick and dying, baptizing,
celebrating marriages, burying the dead, and consoling those who
need their help. Traditionally, the Diocesan Priest is focused on
the needs of those in their parish or mission community.
Priest has the option to marry if they wish.
For those Diocesan Priests who are
married, their ministry of service should be seen in light of the
pre-eminent place of their vocation to marriage and family life.
Therefore, the grace of ordination should be regarded as enhancing
the grace of the sacrament of marriage, wherein the married couple
already witnesses to the presence of Christ in the world.
diocesan priest makes two promises at ordination:
To pray the Liturgy of the Hours daily.
To respect and obey their bishop.
The Evangelical Catholic Church is
looking for drama-free candidates who possess the maturity of being
a team co-working serving the People of God.
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