Holy Orders

Holy Orders is the sacrament in which men are ordained as bishops, priests, or deacons, to serve the Church and the People of God. Through this sacrament, individuals are called to a life of service, sacrifice, and leadership in the Church.
The sacrament of Holy Orders is a sacrament of service in the Catholic Church. It is through the sacrament of Holy Orders that men are ordained as deacons, priests, and bishops, and are given the grace and responsibility to serve the Church as leaders and ministers of the sacraments.

The sacrament of Holy Orders is available to baptized men who feel called by God to serve the Church in this way. Those who are interested in pursuing Holy Orders must undergo a period of formation and discernment, typically through seminary or priestly formation programs, in order to deepen their understanding of the faith and their calling to the priesthood.
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