Holy Orders

The sacrament of Holy Orders is conferred on those who are called to be leaders in the Catholic Faith Community.


Within this sacrament there are three levels of service - bishops, priests and deacons.


Their ministry is modelled on the person of Jesus Christ, who was:

  • Priest - they lead the Community in prayer and celebration of the Sacraments
  • Prophet - they  hand on authentic teaching to the Community
  • Servant-king - their time and energy are at the service of the Community.

For more information about holy orders, please visit the Vocations section of the site.