The Sacrament of Holy Orders

“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: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate (bishops), presbyterate (priests), and diaconate (deacons).”

~ Catechism of the Catholic Church #1536

St. Mary Parish has been blessed with many vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated religious life. Pictured below are some of the current seminarians, as well as current and former priests who have served our parish community. Continue to pray that more young men and women will spend time in prayer and discernment in order to respond to God’s call to serve the Church!

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the priesthood, diaconate or consecrated religious life, please contact one of the priests or pastoral staff members.
For more information, contact the Vocation Office at the Diocese of Cleveland:
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Priesthood Celebration Videos

Fr. Ed Kordas ~ 50th Anniversary Mass

Fr. Rich Samide ~ Mass of Thanksgiving

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