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: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate.
Holy Orders is the sacrament by which men are ordained as deacons and/or priests of the Catholic Church.
We encourage everyone as they discern whether they have a call to answer to the diaconate or priesthood.
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