In the Sacraments, we begin with signs we can see, feel, or hear; 
water, oil, bread and wine, human words and gestures.  
God acts through the ordinary to make our lives extraordinary.  
Blessing and praising God is one way we respond to God’s action in our lives. 

Holy Orders

The Sacrament of Service

In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, men are ordained to serve the Church as priests (as are permanent deacons and bishops). 
Pastors and parochial vicars provide leadership in the parish community. They celebrate the sacraments, participate in the education of the faith, and grow in love for God and one another through good works.

Men who are interested in exploring Permanent Diaconate or Priesthood are encouraged to contact the Archdiocesan Vocation Office at 973-497-4368.