Holy Orders

A life of radical service to christ and his church.

The mission of the gospel

Are you feeling called by God?

"I have separated you from other people, that you should be Mine." - Leviticus 20:26

To become a priest or deacon is to recognize God is calling you to serve Him and His Church in a radical way. It is a beautiful vocation by which Christ calls you to Himself, that you may be a witness to Him in our world. If you are feeling you might be called, we invite you to learn more about what it means to become a "fisher of men."

Bishop Bill Wack and Fr. Matt Worthen under the crucifix read from the Missal during the consecration at the 2019 Confirmation Mass at Little Flower Catholic Church

For it is testified: “You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”

Hebrews 7:17

A seminarian holding a cross while dressed in a cassock and surplice

understanding the sacrament

What is Holy Orders?

The Sacrament of Holy Orders is the other Sacrament of Vocation. By it, the recipient is configured to the person of Christ in His mission to preach the Gospel, to seek and save the lost, and to serve as the Good Shepherd of those entrusted to His care.

The Sacrament is composed of three Orders: the Diaconate (deacon), the Priesthood (priest), and the Episcopacy (bishop). This Sacrament can only be received by men who are free to do so according to the Catholic Church.

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