Priests: An Inside Look is the story of one Roman Catholic priest living out his call to ordained life. Rev. John P. Mack Jr. reflects on his ministerial journey in the light of the Sacrament of Holy Orders and the rite of Ordination. He describes the requirements, the opportunities, the work, the rewards, and the challenges of the priesthood.
Copyright: Jan. 1, 2001
Size: 6 x 9
Length: 72 pages
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By Sr. Joyce Kolbet, vocation director, School Sisters of Notre Dame, Mankato, Minnesota
What a wonderful blend of valuable information and personal stories! As a person who listens to and guides young people through vocation discernment, I am delighted to have these new resources. Without a doubt, each book in the series gives "an inside look" that is engaging, realistic, and inviting. Having had experience as a teacher, campus minister, RCIA director, pastoral minister, and vocation director, I recommend the books in the Vocations series for use in any of these settings as a way to help others better understand each way of life. Hats off to the happy, committed folks who opened the book of their life!
By Roger L. Schweitz, OMI, Archbishop of Anchorage, Alaska
With ever-larger parishes and a reduced number of priests, the ordinary Catholic today is less likely to get to know a priest personally—less likely to understand the priestly vocation. In Priests: An Inside Look, Fr. John Mack is both personal and informative in his presentation of priesthood. This text is an excellent tool for parents or teachers who wish to offer young people the opportunity to be informed about the call and life of priesthood. I am grateful that this well-written text is now available to a church that is taking seriously the obligation to promote and support priestly vocations.