As Christ himself did.

Preparation, prayer and the laying on of hands by a successor of the apostles—such is the visible, ordinary part of the Sacrament of Orders. Being charged to minister in the name of Christ and his church, to preach the word, celebrate the sacraments, become another Christ in service to the community—that is the mystery of this sacrament.

Feel free to contact Fr. Mitch with questions about this sacrament or Deacon Dave about the diaconate. You can also visit the diocesan vocations website.

Vocations Team
If you would like to join our Vocations Team, contact Dick Yule at (585) 381-2721 or