Holy Orders

Apostolic Ministry

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 a sacrament of apostolic ministry. It is a sacramental act that integrates a man into the order of bishops, presbyters or deacons, conferring in him the gift of the Holy Spirit that permits the exercise of a “sacred power” which can come only from Christ himself through his Church. Catechism of the Catholic Church #1536-1538.

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Vocation to the Priesthood and Diaconate

While all the baptised share in Christ’s priesthood, the ministerial priesthood shares this through the Sacrament of Holy Orders in a special way.

 “Here I am, send me.” (Is 6:8)

Ordination to the Priesthood is always a call and a gift from God. Christ reminded his Apostles that they needed to ask the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into the harvest.  Those who seek priesthood respond generously to God’s call using the words of the prophet, “Here I am, send me” (Is 6:8).  This call from God can be recognised and understood from the daily signs that disclose His will to those in charge of discerning the vocation of the candidate.

~from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

How to discern God’s calling for you.

No matter what the decision you are trying to make in your life is, God is there with you. The first step in discernment is prayer!
After quiet, reflective prayer and time with Jesus, who is always present in the Eucharist, you can speak with our priests for more questions, answers, and guidance. You can also get in touch with our diocesan vocation director Fr Emil Milat (emil.milat@cg.org.au)

Visit: Prayers for vocation