Holy Orders is one of the Sacraments of Service. Members of the ministerial priesthood guide the laity in the development of their faith. The ordained serve the Church community in the name and person of Jesus. There are three degrees of Holy Orders--deacon, priest, and bishop.
Through the Sacrament of Holy Orders, Jesus confers the grace that allows the ordained-- Deacons, priests, and bishops to act in the name of Christ. These representatives of Christ, consecrated in Holy Orders, constitute the ministerial priesthood. They continue Christ's work by preaching the word and celebrating the sacraments.
Others who recognize and follow the call serve the Body Of Christ may elect to do so by joining a religious community, choosing a marriage partner, or remaining single.
These people, too, are a part of the priesthood - the common priesthood of all the faithful.
Please contact the Parish Office at 904-261-3472 to schedule an appointment with Father Jose to obtain more information.