The Sacrament of Holy Orders
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.
There are three degrees of ordination:
- Episcopate- Bishop
A deacon can be transitional, that is a step in the process of ordination to the priesthood or permanent deacon which can be conferred on Married men who are ordained to ministry and service
For information on the Priesthood, contact the Vocation Office.
For information on the Permanent Diaconate, contact the Diaconate Office.