"I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands"
(2 Timothy 1:6)
The sacrament of Holy Orders
*The Sacrament of Holy Orders is the continuation of Jesus Christ's priesthood, which He bestowed upon His Apostles. This is why the Catechism of the Catholic Church refers to the Sacrament of Holy Orders as "the sacrament of apostolic ministry."
"Ordination" comes from the Latin word ordinatio, which means to incorporate someone into an order. In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, a man is incorporated into the priesthood of Christ at one of three levels: the episcopate, the priesthood, or the diaconate.
Becoming a Priest
Are you being called?
Ordination to the priesthood is always a call and a gift from God. If you have an interest in a vocation as a priest, a deacon, or a religious sister or brother, please contact the parish office to talk to a priest.