A Catholic Church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio

Holy Orders

"Christ is knocking very hard at many hearts, looking for young people like you to send into the vineyard where an abundant harvest is ready." - Saint John Paul II


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.  It is the sacrament of apostolic ministry, and bestowed upon bishops, priests, and deacons.

Any man who feels that the Lord might be inviting him to consider a vocation to either the priesthood or the permanent diaconate is welcome to contact one of our priests or deacons.

We also encourage you to visit the Diocese of Youngstown web site dedicated to the discernment process of becoming a priest or deacon.