“Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry.” —Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1536
“The discernment of a vocation is above all the fruit of an intimate dialogue between the Lord and his disciples. Young people, if they know how to pray, can be trusted to know what to do with God’s call” (Pope Benedict XVI). God, in his creation of each of us, has a specific plan for our lives–for our happiness, for our mission, for our Vocation. Some of us are called to the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Those men who receive the sacrament of Holy Orders — as a deacon, priest or bishop — are consecrated in Christ’s name “to feed the Church by the word and grace of God.”
Do you have questions about the priesthood or Holy Orders?
Please consider calling the parish office to make an appointment with our priest. You can also find additional information about Vocations to the priesthood, on the Diocese Vocation website, Seek Holiness.
What about a Vocation to religious life for women or for those considering the deaconate?
Although a Vocation for women to religious life does not fall under the Sacrament of Holy Orders, women who are considering religious life are encouraged to discuss their discernment process with our parish priests, as well. Those wishing to discuss the deaconate are also invited to contact their parish priest.
You can find our more about both relilgious life and the deaconate on the Diocese Vocation website, Seek Holiness.