As priest, Fr. Jorge Torres is an instrument of God’s mercy.
“My desire is that I would be merciful like the Father in every encounter, in every phone call, in every moment that I spend with someone,” says Fr. Jorge, Vocations Director, Diocese of Orlando. “My biggest hope is that each person would feel an invitation from God to know that there is mercy and that the Church is their home.”
In addition to helping young men discern the call to priesthood, Fr. Jorge shares God’s mercy of forgiveness and spiritual healing in the confessional during the Sacrament of Penance.
Lives are transformed through the mercy of God through the presence of a priest. The priest offers God’s blessing of healing as he meets people in their sorrow and invites them to be reconciled with God, Church and community.
Gifts to Our Catholic Appeal support ministries of mercy to assist those who experience suffering to encounter Christ. Our Catholic Appeal also funds retreats, ongoing formation and care for over 200 active and retired priests in the Diocese of Orlando who daily share the mercy of God, particularly through the Sacrament of Penance and their ministry of presence.