How to find the right priest on your ward

How to spot the best priest on a ward can be a challenge.

We’re all familiar with the priestly hierarchy and the hierarchy’s standards, and the ones we don’t know are likely to be at odds with the ones the hierarchy values.

While the rules for a priestly life are well-established, it’s also easy to overlook the more subtle and less obvious rules that may be the reason why a priest does or does not fit the hierarchy.

The following are five tips that will help you find the priest that will work best for you on your wards.


Have a clear set of priorities and expectations from the beginning 2.

Make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons 3.

Ask questions about the person that is serving your ward in person and via video conferencing 4.

Find out the type of ministry the priest is involved with 5.

Seek out information about the priest’s life and career and whether or not you’ll like it