``Here I am, send me`` (Is 6:8).

Through the Sacrament of Holy Orders, bishops and priests are given a special role in carrying out this mission. They exercise a ministerial priesthood. Deacons also receive a special grace through ordination and are called to assist the ministry of bishops and priests. There are several vocation discernment activities that we participate in as a parish.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church

Part Two, Section Two, Chapter Three, Article Six.

The Sacrament of Holy Orders

Numbers. 1547, 1554

The USCCB Holy Orders Handout.

Ordained to Serve, Gather, Transform, and Send.

If you are interested in considering a vocation..

Please email Fr. Mark at msbialek@icloud.com.

If you are of high school age, please contact Kenn deMoll at kdemoll@sjwest.org to inquire about the opportunities that are available.

What Does Ordination Mean?