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What does a priest do?

A priest engages in people's lives at the most memorable times, both joyful and sorrowful - in baptisms and weddings, funerals and hospitals visits. He celebrates the Eucharist with his congregation and brings comfort and meaning to modern day life in his homilies.
 
Most diocesan priests work in parishes, but some do specialized work such as campus ministry, prison and military chaplaincy, health care, education, retreat direction and diocesan administration.
 
Whatever kind of work he does, every priest tries to include in his life study, prayer, physical exercise, leisure and recreation. This balance in life brings a high degree of personal satisfaction.