Holy Orders

The Sacrament of Holy Orders is the continuation of Christ’s priesthood, which he bestowed upon his Apostles.  There are three degrees to this sacrament:  the episcopate (bishop), the presbyterate (priest), and the diaconate (deacon).

Young and adult men who are curious about the priesthood and who may be discerning a vocation are encouraged to contact the Parish Office and speak to one of our priests who would be very happy to answer questions and to share some of his story.

Adult men between the ages of 30 and 55 who wish to learn more about the permanent diaconate and who may be discerning a vocation are also encouraged to contact the Parish Office or Deacon Ray Purvis at the Catholic Chancery.

 

What are Catholic Priests?

 

Bishop Robert Barron’s Heroic Priesthood: