Holy Orders

The Sacrament of Holy Orders

“You did not choose me, but I chose you” . (John 15:5)

After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them out ahead of him in pairs, to all the towns and places he himself would be visiting. And he said to them, 'The harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to do his harvesting. (Lk 10:1-2)

What is the sacrament of Holy Orders?

It 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. (CCC 1536)

Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life
Do you feel the call to priesthood, religious life or the permanent diaconate? If you have questions or would like to discuss your call to vocation please contact Fr. Vince in the Parish Office.

The ongoing life of the church depends on vocations to the priesthood. Our diocese has a director of vocations and we’d be delighted to make an introduction for any interested candidates. Talk to any of the priests to get more information.

Vocations in our Diocese of Broken Bay

What’s it all about?

Priesthood is about leadership and service, following the example of Jesus. 

This leadership takes the shape of caring for people, speaking God’s Word to them, celebrating Mass and other sacraments, and being with people in the best and worst times of their lives, seeking to be the presence of Jesus to them throughout the parishes of our Diocese. A few priests also have specialised ministries as chaplains to schools, hospitals or the armed forces, as university lecturers, or working in a remote outback town.  

A priest uses his own talents and interests as part of his ministry – be they sporting, musical, cultural or academic. Priesthood is not just a one-size-fits-all job, but a way of striving to be the best person you can be, growing closer to Jesus, bringing others to Jesus, and making a real difference. It’s a life of significance and purpose. 

Want to know more? 

If you’re interested in find out more there are a few things you can do: 

  1. Talk to a parent or a friend you can trust.
  2. Talk to a priest, youth minister or teacher.
  3. Contact the Vocations Office Broken Bay on 9489 3211 or vocations.ministry@bbcatholic.org.au

For more information you can also visit our Broken Bay Diocese website.

And definitely, keep on praying. It is God who knows your heart better than anyone, better than even you do yourself, and it is only through prayer that you can truly discover the wonderful plans God has for your life.