Holy Orders/Ordination to Priesthood

  • Holy Orders or Ordination gives the ordained person a sacred power in the name and authority of Christ and through the Holy Spirit, to serve the people of God.
  • There are three different orders or dimensions of ordination in the Catholic Church: bishop, priest and deacon.
  • In the Roman Catholic Church, bishops and priests are obliged to celibacy, that is, to remain unmarried. Married men may be ordained as deacons.
  • For further information please go to Diocese of Lismore Vocation website.