An office of responsibility in the Aaronic Priesthood generally held by young men ages 16 to 18 and new adult male members of the Church. Priests say a prayer to bless the sacrament (similar to communion) that is distributed to Church members during Sunday worship services. With the permission of local priesthood leaders, priests can also perform baptisms.

In local congregations, priests are organized in small groups called quorums. The quorum members help each other develop leadership skills and serve others as they strive to follow Jesus Christ.

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