Priesthood Sunday is celebrated nationwide on the last Sunday of October each year. It is a call for parishioners to honor Christ as Priest and the men who were called to be His priests on earth. The spiritual works of priests are wide-ranging and, for most of us, go unknown. Outside of weekend Masses, many Catholics in the pews don’t have a lot of opportunities to engage with priests. However, when there is a serious illness or death in the family, when a wedding is announced or a baby arrives, priests are called upon to provide spiritual guidance. We, the laity, need to demonstrate our joy for having received the Lord’s blessings, given to us through the sacraments or other means, through our priests. Thank your priest for his service to the church. It will go a long way in helping him live out his vocation with joy.