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. This sacrament includes the priesthood, diaconate and the episcopacy, each holding immense spiritual significance. The sacrament of Holy Orders is a call to serve others through faith and is a testament to one’s faith and dedication to God. The Catholic Church recognizes and embraces the importance of this sacrament in building and strengthening our community. If you feel called to a life of service and dedication to Christ, or just have further questions about the Priesthood or Deaconate, Please submit an inquiry below, we'd love to speak with you!
"“You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”
- Hebrews 7:17
Living a Life in Service to the Lord
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Religious life in the Catholic Church is a way of living out one's faith through prayer, community, and service. Members of religious orders take vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience to live a life dedicated to God. Although they are not ordained and thus do not technically fall under Holy Orders, they play an important role in the Church and work to serve their communities in various ways.
The diaconate, or Deacons, in the Catholic Church is a vital ministry that has been present since the early days of Christianity. Deacons are ordained to assist priests and bishops in performing their duties and focusing on service to the community, the sick and the needy. Deacons serve as an extension of Christ's presence in the world, striving to meet the needs of those around us.
As a symbol of Christ's own ministry, the priesthood in the Catholic Church is a sacred and lifelong commitment to serve God's people. Priests are called to lead us in prayer, administer sacraments, and share the inspiring stories of faith from our history. Through their selfless devotion, they are invaluable members of our community, guiding us in our spiritual journeys with wisdom and compassion.
A Day In the Life
Many individuals when being called to the Priesthood are often discouraged that they will no longer be able to have fun, see family and friends, or just be downright board - click the link below to see what a typical day for a Catholic Priest actually looks like. Spoiler alert - they stay human... Take a look!
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