Holy Orders (CCC 1536–1600)


The Sacrament of Holy Orders is at the service of the Communion of the Church

To serve God, the Church and the faithful through the ministerial priesthood is a vocation, an invitation from the Lord that is a powerful countercultural witness of faith in Jesus Christ. Through the Sacraments of Service –Holy Orders and Matrimony –those already baptised and confirmed receive particular vocations in service of God, the Church and the human family. Those who receive Holy Orders are consecrated or set apart in the name of Jesus Christ to ‘feed the Church by the word and the grace of God’. Read more…

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