“To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love, For it is in giving that we receive. . .”
~ from The Prayer of Saint Francis
From the days of the Apostles, the Church has acted as Jesus did by calling forth leaders to share in his ministry. In the sacrament of Holy Orders, men are ordained to serve the Church by celebrating the sacraments, preaching God's word, serving those in need, and building a more just community. The word "ordain" means "to set aside." In the sacrament of Holy Orders, Bishops, Priests and Deacons are set aside for lifelong service to the Catholic Church community. The sacrament of Holy Orders transforms the man who receives it into a visible sign of Christ.
Please contact the Parish Office at 503.289.2834 if you would like to know more about the priesthood or other religious vocations.