Holy Orders, a Sacrament of Vocation, is a sacrament of service by which some are called by God, through the Church, to be spiritual leaders.
The bishops' laying hands on the one to be ordained and the prayer of consecration which the bishop says over him point to the consecration of the person as bishop, presbyter or deacon. These words and actions also point to the gift of grace of the Holy Spirit to enable the person to carry out his ministry in a holy manner.
(Luke 22.19; Cor 11.24; 1 Tim 4.14; 2 Tim 1.6f; Acts 6.3-6).
Prayer for Vocations:
Loving and Generous God, it is You who call us by name and ask us to follow You.
Help us to grow in the Love and Service of our Church as we experience it today. Give us the energy and courage of Your Spirit
to shape its future Grant us faith-filled leaders who will embrace
Christ's Mission of love and justice.
Bless the Church of St. Thérèse of Carmel by raising up dedicated and generous leaders from our families and friends who will serve Your people as Sisters, Priests, Brothers, Deacons and Lay Ministers.
Inspire us to know You better and open our hearts to hear Your call.
We ask this through our Lord.