The Sacrament of Holy Orders


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: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate.
Catechism of the Catholic Church 1536

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Diocesan Vocations Director  Rev. Francisco J. Hernandez-Gomez at (916) 773-0258 OR at

Your parish clergy and the Diocesan Vocations office help with priestly as well as religious (order) vocations for men and women.