Holy Orders


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. It includes three degrees: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate.  Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1536

If you have ever thought about or are currently discerning a call to the priesthood, visit https://diocesanpriest.com/ then speak to your local parish priest or the Vocation Director for the Diocese of Wilmington. Be courageous. Do not be afraid. God is always generous with grace for those He calls to the priesthood.

If you have considered a call to the diaconate,  visit https://www.cdow.org/catholic-diocese-of-wilmington-offices-and-ministries/deacons/ then visit with a deacon or priest at your local parish or contact the Director for the Office of Deacons for the Diocese of Wilmington.