Holy Orders

Holy Orders is the sacrament by which our deacons, priests, and bishops are ordained. We encounter Jesus in His promise to be with us always until the end of time. Jesus has given us the ordained ministry to administrate the sacraments which He instituted. It is the principal job of our priests to offer the sacrifice of the mass and to confer the sacraments of the Church on the people.

To begin discerning a vocation as priest, deacon, or religious brother or sister, please contact:

Director of Vocations at the Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Rev. Dan J. Schmitmeyer
(513) 421-3131
(800) 686-2724 Ext. 2890
vocations@catholiccincinnati.org