The Sacrament of Holy Orders is the continuation of Christ's priesthood, which He bestowed upon His Apostles; thus, the Catechism of the Catholic Church refers to the Sacrament of Holy Orders as "the sacrament of apostolic ministry."  

"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, presbyterate, and diaconate" ( Catechism of the Catholic Church 1536).

Austin Vocations

Catholic men, with an openness to a priestly vocation, are invited to contact the parish or diocese. The Austin Vocations office provides plenty of resources online as well.



For questions, please fill out the form below or contact the Austin Vocations at 512-949-2430 or email the Vocations Director,

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