The Sacrament of Holy Orders

The Sacrament of Holy Orders is one of the Sacraments of Communion and Mission. Like the Sacrament of Baptism and the Sacrament of Confirmation, Holy Orders can only be received once for each level of ordination. Once a man has been ordained, he is spiritually changed and is called to serve the Lord and the Church in a deeper way and continue the mission of Christ.

Each level of ordination confers on the individual special graces, from the ability to preach, granted to Deacons; to the ability to act in Persona Christi, the Person of Christ, to offer the Mass, granted to Priests; to a special grace of strength, granted to Bishops, which enables him to teach and lead his flock.

For men interested in following the Lord’s call to serve Him as Priests, please contact either of the Vocations Directors:

Fr Mark Floody on 01604 714556 or

Fr Andrew Richardson on 01628 605764 or

For men interested in serving as Permanent Deacons, please contact Fr Francis Higgins on 01494 673018 or