Holy Orders

Holy Orders  is the Sacrament of Apostolic Ministry by which the mission entrusted by Christ to his Apostles continues to be exercised in the Church through the laying on of hands.  This sacrament has three distinct degrees or “orders”: deacon, priest, and bishop.  All three confer a permanent, sacramental character.

Discernment of a call to an ordained ministry is an important part of parish life. Please call either parish office to speak with one of our priests (St. John: 781-235-0045 or St. Paul: 781-235-1060).

Visit the Archdiocese of Boston Office of Vocations website for more information.