Some people are called to uniquely follow Christ through the ministry of priest or deacon. The purpose of this ministry given by Christ is to serve the Christian community and to represent Christ in the community. Because Christ is the head of the Church, this means ordained ministers exercise a leadership role in the liturgy and in community life. Through the Sacrament of Holy Orders, a man is given special responsibilities in the Church in the areas of teaching, worship and governing the church. Throughout the centuries, God has called men to serve as priests and deacons for the building up of his body, the Church.
If you are a Catholic man and think that God may be calling you to the priesthood or deaconate, contact Fr. John at the parish office to discuss this possibility at 823-1090.