The beginnings are always difficult and risky. The same situation comes at the beginning of the priestly life. The newly ordained priest enters in the service dedicated entirely to evangelization. In order not to scupper his priestly life, the young priest must be aware that the work of formation does not end with priestly ordination, but continues along the path of life. In this study we want to deepen the connection between initial and ongoing formation, underlining in the same way the resources and risks that run in the lives of young priests. All this to find out valid points that can support the beginnings of the priestly life of those young people who today, with great generosity, offer their lives in the service of God and their brothers.