Holy Orders

“Jesus continued His tour of all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and illness. At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples: The harvest is good but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” — MATTHEW 9:35-38

Holy Orders

A great source of blessing to the life of the Church comes from those individuals who are considering a special vocation to religious life or to orders as an ordained minister (priest or deacon). 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.

Receiving This Sacrament

If you would like consultation with one of our parish's priests or deacons regarding your call to a priestly or religious vocation please contact the Parish Office at 440-238-5555 to make an appointment.

Insights & References

The sacrament of Holy Orders confers upon men the grace and spiritual power to celebrate the sacraments as ordained ministers of the Catholic Church.


“Holy Orders includes three degrees: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate. Those who receive the sacrament of Holy Orders are consecrated in Christ's name to feed the Church by the word and grace of God.” — CCC #1535-1536