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Students & Prospects

Common Concerns of Students and Prospects
The following concerns are common questions that people ask about priesthood.
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Considering Priesthood | Sisters Today

What kind of work do priests do?

Is celibacy difficult?
Do you lose your freedom as a priest?
Do you earn money as a diocesan priest?
Do you have to pray a lot as a priest?
Do priests get any time off?
Are priests happy?
How old do I have to be to enter seminary?
What if I am not ready for seminary, but I want to continue discerning while at college?

Parents

Common Concerns of Parents
The following concerns are addressed by priests of the Diocese of Syracuse and their parents
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Parent Brochure

Am I losing my son?
Will he be happy living a celibate life?
He won’t know the joy of having children
I won’t have grandchildren
Is he ready to commit to this forever?
There is a diminished image of the priesthood today
Other thoughts or comments?
What advice do you have for nurturing vocations in the family home?
Office of Vocations | 240 E. Onondaga Street Syracuse, NY 13202 | phone: 315-470-1468 | email: joconnor@syracusediocese.org
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