Ask Father Faith: November 29, 2011

Did you have lots of training before becoming a priest?
            –Emily, 3rd grade, Annunciation Catholic Academy, Altamonte Springs

A doctor receives special training to take care of the body.  A priest receives special training to take care of the soul.  A priest has studied philosophy and theology for several years in order to serve the people of God.  Philosophy is the study of wisdom and theology is the study of God. The priest has to be able to work with individuals, groups, the parish, the diocese and the community.  So his training is very important because it affects many people. 

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