The Sacrament of Holy Orders

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 the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: the episcopate (bishops), the presbyterate (priests), and the diaconate (deacons).


Catechism of the Catholic Church 1536

Unmarried men who sense a call to priesthood are invited to contact their Pastor and/or the Vicar for Vocations of the Diocese of Charleston at the link below.

Men who may be called to the Permanent Diaconate should contact their Pastor.