Ask Father Faith: February 4, 2013

How do you become a priest?

–Emily, 4th grade, Annunciation Catholic Academy, Altamonte Springs

There is a process of school which may include college but will definitely include graduate studies in a seminary. During it, the teachers or faculty help the seminarians grow in four main areas: pastoral, human, spiritual, and academic. After all the studies and requirements are completed the bishop ordains the candidate by the laying on of hands.

This month’s question was answered by Father Jorge Torres, director of the Office of Vocations for the Diocese of Orlando.