Sacrament of Holy Orders

 
By virtue of our Baptism, all Christians are part of a common priesthood of believers. We are all called to participate in Christ’s mission.

Through the Sacrament of Holy Orders, bishops and priests are given a special role in carrying out this mission. They exercise a ministerial priesthood.
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Deacons also receive a special grace through ordination and are called to assist the ministry of bishops and priests.


(Catechism of the
Catholic Church [CCC], nos.
1547, 1554).

 Explore the following vocation resources:

Vocations to serve as an Augustinian Priest  Click here

Website for the Midwest Augustinians           Click here

Diocese of Joliet Vocation Office Website      Click here

 

Prayer for Vocations

Loving God, Your Word finds a home in our hearts.
In the name of Jesus,
we ask you to send your Spirit to us.
Inspire men and women among us,
young and old,
to respond to Your call
to service and leadership in the Church.
Give courage and guidance
to those You call
to the priesthood,
diaconate, religious life and lay ministry.
We thank you Lord,
for those who have answered this call
and pray that many more will choose to respond.
In Jesus' name we pray.
Amen