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.

The Archdiocese of Miami Vocations Office helps increase vocation awareness throughout the Archdiocese of Miami by encouraging people to seek God’s will in their lives and to consider the possibility of priesthood or religious life. Discernment groups and seminary retreats are sponsored throughout the year to help individuals who are contemplating a Church vocation. This office plays an important role in helping, and assessing those who are making application to the Archdiocese of Miami for priesthood formation.

Archdiocese of Miami, Office of Vocations

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.