God calls holy men and women to serve Him and the Church through sacred orders (bishops, priests and deacons) and the religious life. The Sacrament of Holy Orders is that by which Catholic men are ordained into the priesthood. While all the baptized share in Christ's priesthood, the ministerial priesthood shares this through the Sacrament of Holy Orders in a special way. 

The priesthood or religious life might be the way God is calling you to follow Him! If you are considering the priesthood or religious life, please visit www.dio.org/vocations for information and resources. You can also contact our parish priest at (217) 347-7177.