High School | Lesson Three

Theme: Called to Spiritual Fatherhood
Topic: Holy Priesthood

Students will reflect on the significance of the vocation to the priesthood. They will identify the effects of the grace of Holy Orders, especially the priest’s role in administering the sacraments.

Additional Student / Classroom Resources

Video: I Will Follow

(10 min) a powerful film by Ascension Press featuring the testimonies of Fr. Mike Schmitz and Fr. Josh Johnson and their journey to the priesthood.

Video: Heroic Priesthood

(12 min) Father (now Bishop) Robert Barron and the seminarians of Mundelein Seminary present the demands and the joy of the priestly vocation.

Video: Fishers of Men

(18 min) This inspirational documentary portrays the strength and beauty of the Catholic priesthood.

Video: The Great John Paul on His Vocation

(2 mins) Actual footage of St. John Paul II speaking about hearing God’s call to be a priest.

Resources for Parents & Teachers

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Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church: especially paragraphs 1539-1571

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Link: Resources from USCCB

Resources for schools on how to promote vocations to the priesthood.