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 (bishop), presbyterate (priest), and diaconate (deacon).

To discern a vocation of commitment to priesthood or religious life, please speak with a friar, or visit www.beafranciscan.org or for the diocesan priesthood visit www.raleighvocations.org.