Holy Orders

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“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.”

—Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1536

“The discernment of a vocation is above all the fruit of an intimate dialogue between the Lord and his disciples. Young people, if they know how to pray, can be trusted to know what to do with God’s call” (Pope Benedict XVI). God, in his creation of each of us, has a specific plan for our lives–for our happiness, for our mission, for our Vocation. Some of us are called to the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Those men who receive the sacrament of Holy Orders — as a deacon, priest or bishop — are consecrated in Christ’s name “to feed the Church by the word and grace of God” (CCC 1535, Lumen Gentium, 11 § 2)

Do you have questions about the priesthood or Holy Orders?

Consider contacting Father Tom or Father Dave at (716) 836-0011 to talk about your discernment or the priesthood in general.

Visit the Diocese Vocation website to learn more: www.buffalovocations.org

Or contact the Director of Vocations (the priest in charge of helping candidates along the path towards Priesthood) at:

Rev. Walter J. Szczesny, Vocations Director
795 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
Buffalo Office: 716.847.5535
Seminary Office: 716.652.3796
wszczesny@buffalodiocese.org

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