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

Frequently asked questions

How do I become a Dominican Priest or Brother?


Additional information can be found here.




How do I learn about becoming a Diocesan Priest?


Contact the Archdiocese of Hartford vocations director here http://www.archdioceseofhartford.org/vocation.htm




How do I become a Permanent Deacon?


Baptized, practicing Catholic men who are at least 35 years old, whether single or married, are eligible to become permanent deacons. Contact the Archdiocese of Hartford vocations director here http://www.archdioceseofhartford.org/vocation.htm