“Today the word ‘ordination’ is reserved for the sacramental act which integrates a man into the order of bishops, priests, or deacons, and goes beyond a simple election, designation, delegation, or institution by the community, for it confers a gift of the Holy Spirit that permits the exercise of a “sacred power” (sacra potestas) which can come only from Christ himself through his Church. Ordination is also called consecratio, for it is a setting apart and an investiture by Christ himself for his Church. The laying on of hands by the bishop, with the consecratory prayer, constitutes the visible sign of this ordination.”
-Catechism of the Catholic Church 1538
If you are interested, or have been discerning a call to the priesthood or permanent diaconate, please visit the Houston vocations website or schedule an appointment with our clergy to discuss the discernment process in our archdiocese.
Si usted está interesado, o ha estado discerniendo una llamada al sacerdocio o diaconado permanente, por favor visite el sitio web de las vocaciones de Houston o programe una cita con nuestro clero para discutir el proceso de discernimiento en nuestra Arquidiócesis.