Parish 262-673-4831 School 262-673-3081

Enlightened by Faith, Enriched by Education

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 the following:

The Priesthood

Vocations for the Priesthood - St. Francis Seminary

Think Priest - Archdiocese of Milwaukee Vocation Office

The Diaconate

The Diaconate - Archdiocese of Milwaukee Office for Diaconate Formation

Consecrated Life

Forms of Consecrated Life and more information - USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)

Consecrated Life - Archdiocese of Milwaukee

For more information, please use the links above or contact the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.




The Form of a Servant: What is a Permanent Deacon? - Archdiocese of Edmonton


Understanding the Diaconate - OC Catholic TV


What is the Difference Between a Priest and a Deacon? - Coffee With the Collars - Ascension Presents


Holy Orders - Catholic Central


Sacraments 101: Holy Orders (what ordination means)


A Day in the Life of a Priest - Life Teen


The Sacrament of Orders - Catholicism in Focus - Breaking the Habit


The Day My Life Changed Forever - Breaking in the Habit


The Ordination Mass at the Cathedral of St. John, Milwaukee, May 16, 2020, Ordaining 4 Priests, including Justin Weber from St. Kilian in Hartford.


Three Wisconsin Brothers, Three Priests - Associated Press


Who are the new priests? - PBS NewHshour (from 2015)


Celibacy: Burden... Or Gift? - Catholicism in Focus - Breaking in the Habit - Celibacy is probably one of the most recognizable and controversial aspects of the Catholic clergy.  Why do they have to endure such a burden?  Take a look at the reasons for the practice and why some see it as a gift, not a burden.


USCCB Holy Orders "handout" - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

USCCB Holy Orders Information - United States Catholic Conference of Bishops

20-question fun quiz about Holy Orders and Ordination - Catechist Magazine