Brandon Vogt

My Son Isaiah, 5-Year-Old Priest (Video)

Many of you have seen the YouTube video of our son, Isaiah, celebrating Mass when he was three years old. It’s been watched over 80,000 times around the world, and I still receive emails from people telling me how much it moved them. (My wife and I joke that despite me being so involved with new media—and even writing a book on the topic—nothing I’ve produced has garnered the acclaim of our three-year-old son’s video. He’s the most viral Vogt.)

Two years later, Isaiah has grown into a gifted five-year-old, full of faith and devotion. He still loves the Mass, which he attends every morning, and he still breaks out his Mass kit every now and then. A few weeks ago he asked to play with it and we decided to capture the whole thing on video so that we could create a nice film. Watch it above, and be sure to stick around to the end to catch his outtakes!

PS. For another inspiring look at the priesthood, check out Fr. Robert Barron’s new short film, “Heroic Priesthood”.

  • Billy

    soooo cute!

  • Andrew Preslar

    This great. I particularly appreciated Isaiah giving holy communion to the little ones. How Byzantine of him!

  • “We’re gonna do Mass ’til the Graham Crackers are all gone!” He’ll make a wonderful Shepherd. Love this. Thank you for sharing.

  • Guest

    My beloved parish priest tells me he *always* knew he would be a priest, and used to “play Mass” on his mother’s sewing machine table. He just celebrated the 35th anniversary of his ordination. Our parochial vicar says he prayed as a college student for God to send him a wonderful woman who spoke his native language. God did — and she immediately began calling him, “Father ___”. Sometimes, God is not subtle. Thank God for our faithful, heroic priests! Holy Mother, keep them close to you!

  • Brenda

    Brandon, this brought a tear to my eye! Thanks so much for sharing it!

  • Connie Naylor

    Looks like you have a potential priest on your hands. God bless!

  • God bless you…

    The Starving Inspired

  • Robin Grose

    Adorable and inspiring.

  • Suddenly, my “kid as priest” video doesn’t look nearly as cool. 😉

    • Lisa Ann Homic


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