Holy Orders

Some people are called by God to serve their fellow members of the Body of Christ in ordained ministry, as bishops, priests, and deacons. In their own distinct ways, they respond to this call to serve, to help all of the baptized take up their mission as disciples. Some men pursue this vocation by preparing in the seminary and entering the priesthood, being ordained as deacons along the way. Others, who may be married with professional and family lives, become “permanent” deacons, who undertake ministries of service and outreach, as well as certain liturgical and sacramental functions.

Those interested in the priesthood or the permanent diaconate are invited to connect to our pastor, Fr. Michael Bechard at michael.bechard@dol.ca