Holy Orders

The Sacrament of Holy Orders is a sacrament in the service of the Church. Through the Sacrament of Holy Orders, bishops, priests and deacons continue the ministry of Jesus. The vocation to Holy Orders is essentially a call to serve, govern, teach, and celebrate the sacraments as a representative of Christ. It is Christ himself, acting through his Church, who confers on the ordained the authority to minister in his name.

Contact Info for Men Interested in the Priesthood

If you are a man who is interested in exploring a vocation to the priesthood, you can call the parish office at 248-588-1222 to speak with Fr. Gerry. For more information about the priesthood you are invited to visit the Archdiocese of Detroit’s Office of Priestly Vocations at detroitpriest.com or call Fr. Tim Birney, Director for the Office of Priestly Vocations at 313-237-5875.

Contact Info for Men Interested in the Permanent Diaconate

If you are a man who is interested in exploring a vocation to the permanent diaconate, you can call the parish office at 248-588-1222 to speak with Deacon Bob. For more information about the permanent diaconate, you are invited to call the Archdiocese of Detroit’s Office for Clergy and Consecrated Life at 313-596-7151.

Contact Info for Women or Men Interested in Vowed Ministry in Religious Life

Women and men interested in exploring a vocation to vowed ministry in religious life are encouraged to call the parish office at 248-588-1222 to speak with Fr. Gerry or Deacon Bob. Visit religiousministries.org for a list of various religious orders and their missions.

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Holy Orders in Church Documents

“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 degrees: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Paragraph 1536

 

Religious Life in Church Documents

“From the outset of the work of evangelization, the missionary ‘planting’ and expansion of the Church require the presence of the religious life in all its forms. ‘History witnesses to the outstanding service rendered by religious families in the propagation of the faith and in the formation of new Churches from the ancient monastic institutions to the medieval orders, all the way to the more recent congregations.’”
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Paragraph 927