Holy Orders

Laying on of hands and the prayer of Consecration asking for the gifts specific to that order

Holy Orders is the Sacrament of Apostolic Ministry by which the mission entrusted by Christ to his Apostles continues to be exercised in the Church through the laying on of hands. This sacrament has three distinct degrees or “orders”: deacon, priest, and bishop. All three confer a permanent, sacramental character. CCC 1536

At St. Anthony Church, we support and encourage vocations to religious life. For further information, you may speak with Father Gregory or visit the Archdiocesan website