Holy Orders

Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate (bishop), presbyterate (priest), and diaconate (deacon).

Those who are interested in learning more about becoming a priest or deacon or joining the consecrated life, may be interested in the following resources:

Diocese of Marquette: Office of Vocations
Includes information on the Sacrament of Holy Orders, as well as religious life for women, within the Diocese.

USCCB Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations
Supports the pastoral needs and concerns for the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life

Catechism of the Catholic Church