Holy Orders

SACRAMENTS

If you have a feeling that God may be calling you to the priesthood, take a first step in faith and contact the church office at 912-355-1523 to speak with one of our priests.

Holy Orders

Some are called to share especially in Christ's priesthood.

In the Old Covenant, even though Israel was a kingdom of priests (Exodus 19:6), the Lord called certain men to a special priestly ministry (Exodus 19:22). In the New Convenant, even though Christians are a kingdom of priests (1 Peter 2:9), Jesus calls certain men to a special priestly ministry (Romans 15:15-16). 

The sacrament of Holy Orders communicates a sacred power which is none other than that of Christ.

By reason of the sacerdotal consecration which he has received, the priest possesses the authority to act in the power and place of the person of Christ himself when presenting to God the prayer of the Church, and above all when offering the Eucharistic sacrifice.

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Do you have a feeling that God may be calling you to the priesthood?

Take a first step in faith and talk about it with one of our parish priests. He will help you along the path of discerning your vocation. And if someone you know has the feeling, help him take that first step!

To learn more about a priestly vocation within the Diocese of Savannah, please visit the Diocesan Office of Vocations.

Diocesan Prayer for Vocations

Heavenly Father, Lord of the harvest,
call forth vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life
from our diocese and our families.
Inspire men to imitate Christ the Eternal High Priest
in sacrificial service to Your Church.
Move the hearts of men and women
to offer themselves wholly to You
in poverty, chastity, and obedience.
Send them as laborers for Your harvest.
Inspire the faithful to support them with prayer and sacrifice.
Raise up holy families who foster openness to Your call.
We ask this through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

 

Mary Immaculate, pray for us
St. Thomas More, pray for us
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for us.

If you are thinking about the Catholic priesthood, may God bless you as you search for His holy will.

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