Rev. Cameron Faller

Year of Ordination

Ministry Assignment
Church of the Epiphany—Associate Pastor
Assistant Vocation Director

When did you first think about becoming a priest?
I first seriously thought about priesthood on a religious pilgrimage to Lourdes, France when I was 19. It was somewhat like an epiphany, as I all of a sudden had a deep conviction I was being called to the priesthood. My life changed instantly and I seriously started to think about entering the seminary, which I decided to do several months after returning from Lourdes.

Please tell a bit of your background before entering the seminary: did you enter from high school, working, college, etc.?
I went to Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield before beginning my engineering studies at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo. I transferred to the seminary midway through my engineering studies because I knew I had to at least try the seminary based on the interior calling I was feeling.

What do you find most enjoyable about priestly ministry?
What I enjoy the most about priestly ministry is celebrating the Mass. Second, I enjoy having the opportunity to teach others about the Catholic faith.

What makes being a San Francisco priest so great?
In our area, it is no secret that religious practice is dropping and fewer people, especially young adults, find the faith, Catholic philosophy, and/or our Catholic moral teachings relevant. Therefore being a priest is special in this area because it is so needed!

What are some of your hobbies or things you enjoy during your free time?
In my free time, I enjoy praying, reading, spending time with friends and family, and watching sports.

What would you say to a young man considering the priesthood today?
The greatest mission we have as humans is to accept and live out God’s vocation for us. More than anything else, following God’s will in your life is of supreme value and the source of all the peace and joy you desire. If a young man feels God is calling him to the priesthood, then he should seek ways to take the next step in following that calling.