The Sacrament of Holy Orders

The Sacrament of Holy Orders is the continuation of Christ’s priesthood, which He bestowed upon His Apostles; thus, the Catechism of the Catholic Church refers to the Sacrament of Holy Orders as “the sacrament of apostolic ministry.

This sacrament has three distinct degrees or “orders”: deacon, priest, and bishop. All three confer a permanent, sacramental character. CCC 1536

We support and encourage vocations to religious life.

For further information, you may speak with Father Dominic visit the Archdiocesan website or visit the Office of Vocations web site,