1536 “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: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate.”

In the Catholic church we are called to specific vocations by God. Some are called to the married life; others are called to live a faithful single life; still others are called to serve the Lord and His Church as priests or deacons. If you have ever felt God’s invitation to explore the possibility of becoming a deacon or a priest and are a baptized man and want to know more, please contact the parish office to make an appointment to discuss the discernment process with Father Pedro and get a personal insight into the life of the priesthood or deaconate.

Explanation of the Sacrament of Holy Orders from the USCCB