About Holy Orders

The sacrament of Aposostolic Ministry by which the mission entrusted by Christ to His Apostles continues to be exercised in the Church through the laying on of hands. This sacrament has three distince degrees of "orders": deacon, priest, and bishop. All three confer a permanent, sacramental character.


In addition to Holy Orders, many are called to a religious vocation such as religious brothers and sisters. Our Lady of Grace encourages those discerning the call to religious life to heed the call, knowing that a call to Religious Life will be a path to great joy and service. 

The parish regularly prays for those in discernment and those studying for the priesthood and religious life. For more information about Holy Orders, vocations and vocational discernment contact either Fr. Kevin Finnegan or Fr. Matthew Northenscold.