At the Last Supper Jesus made His Apostles priests and gave them power to do what He had just done, to change bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus. This power to offer sacrifice in the name of Jesus and of His Church made the Apostles priests.
Becoming a priest or a man or woman religious is not primarily our own decision…. Rather it is the response to a call and to a call of love. ~ Pope Francis, Address to Seminarians and Novices, July 6, 2013
Considering your own vocation?
If you are discerning your own vocation, please consider going to the following sites for more information:
The USCCB vocations page has a very moving 18 Minute film on being “Fishers of Men”