The sacrament of Holy Orders orients the Church’s leadership to the example of the apostles, presbyters, and deacons of the early Church. The way in which such servant leadership was exercised and the roles taken on could vary over the course of time, but three key offices became connected to distinct celebrations of Church leadership ministry and have come to be called as the Church’s sacrament of Holy Orders. Deacons, Priests, and Bishops all enter into their offices through a sacramental act of ordination.
Consecrated life for men includes those called to priesthood and those who enter into the consecrated life through the same vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience but who do not become ordained. Consecrated life for women include the same three vows. There are many other vocational paths within the Church, including lay ecclesial ministry and full time service in various approved Church movements.
See the links below to pursue more information on such vocations.
PARISH VOCATIONS COMMITTEE
The parish has a vocations committee to support and encourage vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. If you are interested in being part of this committee and helping the parish become more supportive of such vocations, please call the Parish Office. 248.646.2686.