In traditional Catholicism, it is men who become priests and must meet certain requirements to become priests. In Catholicism, the minimum age to become a Christian priest is twenty-five. In the Latin Rite of Roman Catholicism, priests must be celibate. There are special exceptions for men who are already married and would like to convert to Catholicism. A Christian priest in the Catholic religion must be incardinated by his Bishop or other religious superior. After being incardinated, the priest may practice public ministry.
Once you are a priest, you are a priest forever. Many men enter into priesthood to serve the public and spread the word of God. After being ordained, the priests should not allow themselves to fall to temptation nor will they be allowed to hold jobs of regular citizens. Many men choose to become priests because of they want to. The reason cannot be explained except that they may feel they have a close relationship with God and feel that they should serve the public and spread His word. Many men pray and try to discern what their vocation in life is-whether or not to become a Christian priest is often discussed in many Catholic youth groups with young men. Most young Catholic men must discern whether or not the priesthood is for them. Many young men feel that it is not "right" for them while others are attracted to the idea.
A priest has the power to receive the Holy Eucharist, the Holy Mass, to forgive sins, to administer religious rites and sacraments. A priest has the power to administer the Word of God to the church and govern the faithful. A priest may hear confessions and forgive sins. A priest may also give advice to newlyweds or those who are engaged for marriage. A priest may give you advice on living a successful Christian life and guide you towards Christ.
Christian priest may have many functions in the community. The Christian priest, however, has three daily events that never change. Those are the Sacrifice of the Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours and personal prayer. The Christian priest builds his day around those. A Christian priest may choose to be a teacher and teach the Word of God or some other religious subject to students. A Christian priest may also do specialize ministry and work with other young adults and other adults on their own Christianity. Most priests do a fair amount of preaching and that requires studying and writing what they are going to preach.
Whether or not to become a Christian priest is difficult decision. It is a decision that will change your life once you choose and it is one that you should spend many prayers on to make the correct decision.