Those who receive the sacrament of Holy Orders – as a deacon, priest, or bishop – are consecrated in Christ’s name “to feed the Church by the word and the grace of God. The discernment of a vocation is above all the fruit of an intimate dialogue between the Lord and his disciples. Young people, if they know how to pray, can be trusted to know what to do with God’s call” (Pope Benedict XVI, Response to questions by the bishops of the United States in Washington, D.C., April 16, 2008).
To learn more about life as a priest, call Fr. Mike Cilibraise at 616-399-1062 ext. 106. For more information about the Sacrament of Holy Orders, please contact Rev. Ronald Hutchinson, Director of Vocations, Diocese of Grand Rapids, at 616-669-9778 or visit the diocesan website.