What are Holy Orders?

Holy Orders is sacrament by which, through the authority of the Church, the imposition of a bishop’s hands confers on a man the grace and spiritual power to celebrate the Church’s sacraments.

There are three forms of this sacrament: diaconate (deacon), presbyterate (priest) and episcopate (bishop). One sacrament, celebrated three times with successively higher sacramental effects.

Every man in Holy Orders is either a deacon, priest or bishop.

"Christ Jesus has made me His own."

Are you called to belong to Christ alone as a priest or through the consecrated life?

Call Father Matthew Mason (603) 663-0132, or write: [email protected]

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