Holy Orders

About this Sacrament

“[Jesus] calls [us] individually by name. Each one of us — clergy, religious, layperson, married, single, adult, child — has a personal vocation. God intends each one of us to play a unique role in carrying out the divine plan.” U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, pg. 452. Men and women may be called to the religious life, single life, or married life. The sacrament of Holy Orders was instituted by Christ at the Last Supper. The grace of the sacrament imprints an indelible character on the soul of the recipient and configures him to Christ.

Please reach out to Fr. Patrick Gilbreath, the Archdiocesan Vocation Director to learn more information about ordained ministry or the religious life (communities for men and women).

Information can also be found on the Archdiocese of Mobile Websites :