Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to His apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time. In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, or Ordination, the priest who is ordained vows to lead other Catholics by bringing them the sacraments (especially the Eucharist), by proclaiming the Gospel and by providing other means to holiness.
All of us have something to contribute. It is faith-filled homes that foster vocations. Jesus tells us to pray that “The Harvestmaster send laborers into the Harvest.” When we encourage our children to discern if they have a vocation to the priesthood, we show our support for their desire to serve. Let us “Be Not Afraid” to extend His call.