In addition to the priesthood of all believers, Christ called some to a special priesthood of service to all believers. The Church ordains men to the ministry of Deacon and Priest through the Sacrament of Holy Orders.
“The Sacrament of Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Catholic Church. Those who receive the sacrament of Holy Orders – as a deacon, priest, or bishop – are consecrated in Christ’s name to ‘feed the church by the word and grace of God.’” (Catechism of the Catholic Church)
Are you interested in a vocation to the priesthood to serve in the Diocese of Lansing? Learn more about this life and calling through the diocesan Vocations Office.
WATCH: “These are the men you want on your side”. That’s how Diocese of Lansing seminarian, Joseph Kelly, views his fellow students for the sacred priesthood at Saint John Vianney College Seminary in Minnesota. Joseph hails from the parish of Saint John the Baptist in Ypsilanti. Watch this talk as he reflects upon his first year at seminary and what drew him to the priesthood.
Vocations for Holy Orders and Consecrated Life
Is God calling You?
There are many ways God calls each of us. If you feel called to the Priesthood, Diaconate or Consecrated Life please contact the Vocations Office in the Diocese of Lansing. May God bless you in your discernment.
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