Holy Orders

HOLY ORDERS

 

“Today the word ‘ordination’ is reserved for the sacramental act which integrates a man into the order of bishops, priests, or deacons, and goes beyond a simple election, designation, delegation, or institution by the community, for it confers a gift of the Holy Spirit that permits the exercise of a “sacred power” (sacra potestas) which can come only from Christ himself through his Church. Ordination is also called consecratio, for it is a setting apart and an investiture by Christ himself for his Church. The laying on of hands by the bishop, with the consecratory prayer, constitutes the visible sign of this ordination.” -Catechism of the Catholic Church 1538

If you are interested, or have been discerning a call to the priesthood or permanent diaconate, please visit the Richmond vocations website or schedule an appointment with our clergy to discuss the discernment process in our diocese.

Contact:

Msgr. Patrick Golden

(540) 774-0066 ext. 19
MSGRPatrick@oln-parish.com