Holy Orders

"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…It includes three degrees of order: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate" (CCC 1536). Deacons, priest and bishops are essential to the Catholic Church because we believe that they continue the work begun by the apostles.


 

Celebrating the Sacrament

Men who are discerning a call to the priesthood or diaconate are encouraged to use our diocesan links.

There is also information for on that same page for those who are discerning calls to religious life and lay ministry.


 

Learn More

Read more about the sacrament.

 

and like living stones be yourselves built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 2:5)