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." (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1536).

Is God Calling You?
God calls each person to a life of holiness and service, whether single, married, ordained or consecrated.  

If you feel called to the priesthood, please speak with the pastor or contact the Diocese of Orlando Vocations Office at 407-246-4875. 

If you feel called to be a deacon, please call the Diocese of Orlando Diaconate Office
at 407-246-4878.

Helpful Links:
FAQ's - Priesthood, Ordination, Seminary
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Church Documents for Priestly Formation

Prayer for Vocations
O God, Father of all Mercies,
Provider of a bountiful Harvest,
send Your Graces upon those
You have called to gather the fruits of Your labor;
preserve and strengthen them in their lifelong service of you.

Open the hearts of Your children
that they may discern Your Holy Will;
inspire in them a love and desire to surrender themselves
to serving others in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ.

Teach all Your faithful to follow their respective paths in life
guided by Your Divine Word and Truth.
Through the intercession of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary,
all the Angels, and Saints, humbly hear our prayers
and grant Your Church's needs, through Christ, our Lord.
Amen.

Holy Orders (what ordination means)