Through this Sacrament, Jesus continues to give His authority and power to the successors of the Apostles (Bishops), those that work with them (Priests) and those that serve with them (Deacons). In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, a man is given a share of the priesthood of Christ in order to serve the Church through teaching, celebrating the Sacraments, and leading a flock. Through Holy Orders, a man can be ordained a priest, deacon, or bishop. Men called to Holy Orders are given this Sacrament so that they can serve the Church by laying down their lives.
is god calling you?
God has a call, also known as a vocation, for each of us. Most are called to the vocation of marriage, where we give ourselves to a spouse for life in order to get them, ourselves, and (God willing) our children to Heaven. God also calls some men to be religious brothers or priests and some women to be religious sisters. These are beautiful vocations where men and women give their lives to serve the family of the Church.