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"Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted to Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1536)

The Sacrament of Holy Orders involves the ordination of men as deacons, bishops or priests. Read Fr. Mathew's journey to the priesthood, tales from his life as a priest, or download Deacon Jim Ward's account of his prison ministry. You can also contact Fr. Chris or Deacon Jim to learn more about the discernment process.

Vocation Information
God may be calling you to consider Ordained Religious Life, such as:

Or perhaps God is calling you to serve the Church as a part of the Lay Parish Ministry, such:

  • Director of Religious Education
  • Youth Minister
  • Adult Education or Faith Formation
  • Pastoral Associate
  • Campus Minister
  • Liturgy Coordinator
  • Music Director
  • Hospital Chaplain

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The vocation to the priesthood and to the consecrated life constitutes a special gift of God which becomes part of the great plan of love and salvation that God has for every man and woman and for the whole of humanity. - Pope Benedict XVI

A true vocation is nothing other than the firm and constant will possessed by the person called,
to want to serve God
in the manner and in the place where the Divine Majesty calls her. This is the best mark one could have to know when a vocation is true. - St. Francis de Sales

St. Thomas a'Becket Catholic Church | 555 S. Lilley Road | Canton, MI 48188 | (734) 981-1333 |