Holy Orders

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."

Please see more information about vocations to the priesthood and diaconate in our section on Vocations.

Holy Orders: Ordained to Serve, Gather, Transform and Send  (Also available en Espanol) - This short, two-page handout describes how ordained ministers play an important role in helping Christians to imitate Christ's mission of love and justice, through gathering the community, modeling Christ's love for the poor, presiding at Eucharist, and evangelizing social realities.

Considering a religious vocation contact Fr. Dan Norick at (303)373-4950

We believe that Jesus Christ, the son of God, became human. And that when he came among us, he was and is our true and eternal high priest. He is also the prophet of God and he is truly the shepherd king or ruler of God's people. Featuring Msgr.
Bishop Cepeda reflects on the nature of a vocation. Jesus sums it up: "It was not you who chose me but I who chose you." For more information on Hispanic vocations, go to: http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/vocations/hispanic-vocations.cfm