Holy Orders or Vocations
The Sacrament of Holy Orders is the continuation of Christ's priesthood, which He bestowed upon His Apostles; thus, the Catechism of the Catholic Church refers to the Sacrament of Holy Orders as "the sacrament of apostolic ministry."
"Ordination" comes from the Latin word ordinatio, which means to incorporate someone into an order. In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, a man is incorporated into the priesthood of Christ, at one of three levels: the episcopate, the priesthood, or the diaconate.
If you feel that God is calling you to serve Him as a Priest, Deacon or Religious, Please contact:
The Diocese of San Diego
Fr. Lauro Minimo at (619) 291-7446 or lminimosdcatholic.org.