Holy Orders

“Jesus said to the Apostles, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned.” -Mark 16: 15-16

The Sacrament of Holy Orders is the sacrament by which a man devotes himself to the diaconate, priesthood, or episcopacy (bishop). The role of all who enter into the sacrament is to be a servant leader. Through Holy Orders, the Catholic Church chooses and strengthens the men which she entrusts to the spiritual well-being of the faithful.

Like Marriage, Holy Orders involves choosing a vocation. Men who wish to become priests must enter the seminary for religious formation and a period of discernment before the Church can appoint them to the priesthood.

If you are interested in learning more or in joining the priesthood, please visit the St. Paul Seminary website by Clicking Here.