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, presbyterate, and diaconate. - Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1536.

Vocation Resources

Archdiocesan Office of Vocations

FAQs About the Priesthood

Mens Religious Communities Serving in the Archdiocese

Womens Religious Communities Serving in the Archdiocese

Archdiocesan Prayer for Vocations
O God, we earnestly ask you to bless this archdiocese with many priests, brothers and sisters who will love You with their whole strength and gladly spend their entire lives to serve your Church and to make You known and love. 
Bless our families, bless our children. Choose from our homes those needed for your work. Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us, pray for our priests, religious and, deacons. Obtain for us many more. Amen

St. John Vianney Seminary

Check out our great local college seminary on the University of St. Thomas campus for young men discerning the priesthood!


Check out this great film produced by Bishop Barron's Word on Fire