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Holy Orders

"The ministerial or hierarchical priesthood of bishops and priests, and the common priesthood of all the faithful participate, "each in its own proper way, in the one priesthood of Christ." While being "ordered one to another," they differ essentially.22 In what sense? While the common priesthood of the faithful is exercised by the unfolding of baptismal grace --a life of faith, hope, and charity, a life according to the Spirit--, the ministerial priesthood is at the service of the common priesthood. It is directed at the unfolding of the baptismal grace of all Christians. The ministerial priesthood is a means by which Christ unceasingly builds up and leads his Church. For this reason it is transmitted by its own sacrament, the sacrament of Holy Orders.

- CCC 1647

Young men who feel like God might be inviting them to consider a Vocation to the Sacred Priesthood are encouraged to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our priests. 


The Vocations Director for the Diocese of Buffalo, Fr. David Baker, can be reached at 716-847-5535 or


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