Holy Orders

Holy Orders

The Sacrament of Holy Orders creates the Ministerial Priesthood. There are two notable ways in which the sacrament of Holy Orders differs from the other sacraments. One is the fact that Holy Orders can be administered only by a Bishop. Only a Bishop has the power to ordain. An ordinary Priest or Deacon cannot pass his power on to another. The second way in which Holy Orders differs from other sacraments is that Holy Orders is not received all at once.

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 orders: Bishop, Priest and Deacon.

If you know a man who may be interested in living his life as a Deacon or Priest, please contact the Pastor. A candidate for Holy Orders should show a concern for others, and possibly already be involved in the life and ministry of the Church.