The sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to His apostles continues to be exercised in the Church. It has three degrees: episcopate (bishop), presbyterate (priest) and diaconate (deacon).
"Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, 'This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me.' And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you.'" (Luke 22:19-20)
"I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do." (John 13:15)
Fishers of Men Video
This video was made by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Vocations and Priestly Formation in order to give people a look in on the life of a Roman Catholic Priest and invite young men to open their hearts to the call.
Preparing to Receive this Sacrament:
Candidates respond to God's call and enter into a Seminary program for the preparation to the diaconate or the presbyterate. You may contact Fr. Jim Livingston at 763.757.6910 to learn more.
Bishops are called from the presbyterate.
Celebrating this Sacrament:
The Sacrament is conferred at the Cathedral of the diocese with the bishop presiding.