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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Priestly priorities

Celebrating Mass, administering the sacraments, visiting sick parishioners, comforting bereaved family members. These are just a few of the duties of today's priests. How do they stay on top of their responsibilities in what is a 24/7 job? 

Father Kenneth J. Doyle of the Diocese of Albany offers some insights on how he prioritizes his duties in a column on the CNS Blog. One way that he has found is to share some of the workload with his parish staff, so that he can focus on what he considers to be the core responsibilities of priests: celebrating the sacraments, preparing homilies, daily reading and prayer, and answering the ever-present requests to respond to parishioners’ family crises and personal problems.

To read Father Doyle's entire column, click HERE.

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