In the Eucharist, Catholic married couples meet the one who is the source of their marriage. “In this sacrifice of the new and eternal covenant, Christian spouses encounter the source from which their own marriage covenant flows, is interiorly structured and continuously renewed.”
The best homily I ever heard was at a baccalaureate Mass at my old high school. All the seniors wore their caps and gowns. They processed in at the start of Mass. They filled the pews in front. Several of them served as lectors, gift bearers and eucharistic ministers.
Ordination to the priesthood is always a call and a gift from God. Christ reminded his Apostles that they needed to ask the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into the harvest. Those who seek priesthood respond generously to God’s call using the words of the prophet, “Here I am, send me” (Is 6:8).