Holy Orders is the sacrament by which bishops, priests and deacons are ordained and entrusted by Christ to serve the Church (2 Tim. 1:6-7) as pastors, teachers, and spiritual fathers who heal, feed, and strengthen God's people—especially through preaching and the administration of the sacraments. These individuals receive the power and grace to perform their sacred duties. The apostles were ordained by Jesus at the Last Supper so that others could share in his priesthood.
A significant amount of information is available individuals called to a vocation to serve Christ. We recommend these resources:
- Archdiocese of Milwaukee Vocation Information (Priest/Deacon/ Men and Women Religious Vocations)
- St Francis Seminary (Priest Vocations)
- Catholic Vocations (Priest, Deacon, Men and Women Religious Vocations):