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Ordination to the priesthood is always a call and a gift from God. Christ reminded his Apostles that they needed to ask the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into the harvest.  Those who seek priesthood respond generously to God's call using the words of the prophet, "Here I am, send me" (Is 6:8).  This call from God can be recognized and understood from the daily signs that disclose his will to those in charge of discerning the vocation of the candidate

~from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops  CLICK to read more.

Holy Orders - Ordained to Serve, Gather, Transform, and Send - CLICK to view document from the USCCB

Anyone wishing to investigate the diocesan priesthood can CLICK to contact the vocation director at the Diocese of Shreveport or
CLICK to contact the Franciscan priesthood vocation director.

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SPCCbellt 1198w10Centered on the Gospel of the Lord, we West Ouachita Catholics are a community committed to being  a positive and life-giving presence to one another and to our world - a presence witnessed by our vibrant worship, our deep love for the poor, our heartfelt concern for the spiritual growth  of Catholics of all ages,  and our cordial welcome of everyone  we meet.  We are further committed to help each church member discover and develop their God-given talents for ministry,  in the imitation of Jesus Christ.