Holy Orders

What kinds of people become priests, sisters or brothers? Are they uncommonly holy, unusually saint-like? NO. They are people who make mistakes, people who aren’t afraid to be human while in God’s service. Are they people who can’t face the competition and cruelty of the "real" world? NO. They are people who believe that through ministry they can immerse themselves in the world and make positive changes. Are they people who don’t relate well with other people?NO. They are people who love others-people who find real satisfaction chatting with a 93 year-old parishioner, holding the hand of a cancer patient, listening to the troubles of a streetwise teen. They are people with the courage to touch lives, hearts and souls in a high-tech, un-churched world. Are you that kind of person?    -adapted from…..Serra for priestly and religious vocations

If you are discerning a call to religious life and would like to speak with Fr. Ivan, contact him at (859)431-1773.

Sacraments 101: Holy Orders (what ordination means)