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 bishops, priests, and deacons.
-  Catechism of the Catholic Church

 

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.

Now, more than ever, committed Catholics who feel God's call to serve as a priest, sister, brother or deacon, are needed. Religious vocations offer tremendous opportunities and joy for those who are called to this vocation. The sacrament of Holy Orders is conferred by a bishop to those called to the priesthood or diaconate.

If you are thinking about religious life or becoming a deacon, please feel free to make an appointment with one of the priests or deacons here at Saint Anne's. You can also call the Diocese's Vocation Office at (631) 424-9888 or email at vocations@drvc.org.

Know that the parish prays for you as you discern how God is calling you to live your life!