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).

Priesthood

If you are a single Catholic male interested in learning more about the priesthood, please see the Diocese of Charlotte vocations web site for more information or contact the Director of Vocations, Fr. Christopher Gober, at vocationsmail@charlottediocese.org.

Diaconate

If you are a Catholic male, single or married, interested in learning more about the permanent diaconate, please see the Diocese of Charlotte permanent diaconate web site for more information.

We are very blessed to have two men from St. Mary’s currently in formation for the diaconate. Please join us in praying for vocations!

O God, Who wish all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of Your truth:
send, we beg You, laborers into Your harvest,
and grant them grace to speak Your word with all boldness; 
so that Your word may spread and be glorified,
and all nations may know You, the only God,
and Him Whom You have sent,
Jesus Christ Your Son, Our Lord,
Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen.