Some men are called to serve the People of God through a share in the apostolic ministry of Christ the Head by teaching, leading, and sanctifying the faithful in the priesthood. There are two kinds of priests: diocesan and religious order. Diocesan priests are ordained to serve a particular diocese, such as the Diocese of Grand Rapids. Religious order priests are ordained to serve according to the rule of their religious community, each with its own unique charism (foundational gifts). Religious order priests are ordained to serve according to the rule of their religious community, each with its own unique charism (foundational gifts). Examples of religious order priests include the Paulists, Jesuits, Dominicans, Franciscans, and Redemptorists. If you are interested in becoming a Diocese of Grand Rapids Priest . . .click here.
Named from the Greek word for “servant”, Deacons are ordained men primarily dedicated to the Church’s social and charitable endeavors. They often serve the Liturgy as well through proclaiming the Gospel and preaching the homily, assisting the Priest at the altar, and presiding over the sacraments of Baptism and Matrimony. If you are interested… Click here.