"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
A Culture of Vocations at CtR
With the Sacrament of Holy Orders comes the discussion of vocations. Vocation discussions include not only priests and deacons, but religious men and women as well.
The goal of our Vocations Committee is to foster and support vocations to the priesthood, sisterhood, brotherhood and permanent deaconate by creating a “culture of vocations” within the parish.
The Vocations Committee is made up of adults promoting vocations in various ways in the parish. New members are always welcome!
If you are interested, please contact Rosemary Mahoney at
High School Men Discernment Group
Meet for discussion, discernment, prayer and fellowship with men discerning the call to the priesthood. A women’s group could be formed if there is interest as well.
Help us on our mission to help those called to religious life or the priesthood. Contact us to help promote vocations or be a part of one of our discernment groups. For more information, email Rev. Orrin Halepeska, parochial vicar, at
Videos about Vocations
Heroic Priesthood - In this short film, produced by Word on Fire Catholic Ministries in partnership with Spirit Juice Studios, Father Robert Barron and the seminarians of Mundelein Seminary present the demands and the joy of the priestly vocation.
is a website produced by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to help people better understand how understanding your vocation can be life changing.
Roman Catholic Vocations
is the most comprehensive website for those discerning. It has compiled all things related to Catholic vocations including a myriad of links to religious orders, discernment sites and resource sites for all vocations including marriage and videos as well as prayers, articles, talks, recommended reading and the most recent news about vocations.
Why Not Priest?
The Holy See's Congregation for the Clergy
Vocation Quest for Women