Chapter 20. Holy Orders
The Sacrament of Holy Orders is at the service of the Communion of the Church (CCC, nos. 1536–1600)
To serve God, the Church and the faithful through the ministerial priesthood is a vocation, an invitation from the Lord that is a powerful countercultural witness of faith in Jesus Christ. Through the Sacraments of Service –Holy Orders and Matrimony –those already baptised and confirmed receive particular vocations in service of God, the Church and the human family. Those who receive Holy Orders are consecrated or set apart in the name of Jesus Christ to ‘feed the Church by the word and the grace of God’.
Lesson of Faith: Father John Sullivan SJ
Fr John Sullivan SJ
Read about the life of Fr John Sullivan SJ and the cause for his beatification.
Memories of Fr John Sullivan SJ
Read Liam Kenny’s article about Fr John Sullivan SJ.
Holy Orders—What does it mean?
Watch this short introduction to the Sacrament.
The Boy from Eccles Street, Part I
Watch the first part of a documentary about Fr John Sullivan SJ. After a privileged youth, Sullivan converted to the Catholic faith and left all behind to live an ascetic religious life.
The Boy from Eccles Street, Part 2
Watch the second part of a documentary about the life of Fr John Sullivan SJ.
Fishers of Men (Part 1)
Watch part one of this two-part video about the priesthood
Fishers of Men (Part 2)
Part two of this two-part video about the priesthood.
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