Catholic Publications Centre

Fr Ernest Simmons - Booklet Series (1 of 9)

What is the Priest?

Changing times have had their effect on the Catholic priesthood. In this timely booklet, Father Ernest Simmons explains what the priesthood really is, and how the key role of the ordained minister relates to the mission of the Church.
He tells of finding "immense joy and satisfaction" in his own priestly vocation, and gives a priest's view of celibacy.