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Called to priesthood

Priestly life & ministry in the Diocese of Rochester

‘I trust that, as you carry out the spiritual and corporal works of mercy … you will always be signs of a church that ‘goes forth’ sharing the presence, compassion and love of Jesus with our brothers and sisters.’

Pope Francis’ Jan. 13, 2023, remarks at the Pontifical North American College

Leading up to the 60th World Day of Prayer for Vocations on April 30, 2023, the Catholic Courier, in collaboration with the Priesthood Vocations Awareness Team of the Diocese of Rochester, has developed this series of videos profiling the vocational journeys and current ministries of several diocesan priests.

A new video will be posted here every Friday through April 28.

Father Carlos Sánchez

Fr. Sanchez, a native of Colombia, is the parochial vicar at Our Lady of Peace Parish, Geneva, and teaches religion at St. Francis-St. Stephen School. He recently reflected on how his vocation as a priest impacts his approach to teaching.

Father Aaron Kelly

A native of Horseheads, Father Kelly is the newest and youngest priest of the Diocese of Rochester. He is completing canon law studies at the Pontifical North American College. Before his July 2, 2022, ordination, he spoke with the Courier about the world’s need for more priests.

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Information on the priesthood for the Diocese of Rochester

Catholic Courier‘s Vocations Section↗

The Catholic Courier’s section on vocations programs in the Diocese of Rochester

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