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Holy Orders

Holy Orders/Ordination

​Holy Orders is the sacrament wherein Catholic priests are ordained.

Priestly service begins prior to the conferring of Holy Orders, with seminarians and those undergoing discernment engaged in the Catholic community.
To inquire about vocations to priestly and religious life, visit Catholic Life – Vocations.
To inquire about the seminarians of the Diocese of San Jose, visit Meet Our Seminarians.
To inquire about the priests in the Diocese of San Jose, visit Diocese of San Jose Clergy.