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


Office of Vocations (Diocese of St. Cloud)

Prayer for Vocations (Diocese of St. Cloud)

Holy Orders: Ordained to Serve, Gather, Transform, and Send (USCCB) (PDF)
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Orden SagradoOrdenados para servir, congregar, transformar y enviar (USCCB) (PDF)

“What is God asking me to do with my life?” Maybe priesthood or religious life has been on your mind, or perhaps you are just curious to find out more about vocations at this time. Whatever it is that brought you here, take some time to explore the many vocational possibilities the Catholic Church has to offer. A good place to start is with the Office of Vocations or your local parish.