Holy Orders


WHAT the Catechism Teaches: “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 three degrees: Bishop, Priest and Deacon. CCC #1536. Find more here…

INVITATION #1: If you have thought about the Priesthood or Deaconal Life and wish to discern God’s Will for you… then pray in your heart of hearts about it, and contact Fr. Kawalec or Deacon Dennis (below) to talk about it with you.  Ask questions… be open to the answers!

INVITATION #2: If you know a man whom you think would make a good priest or deacon someday, then ask that person if they’ve ever thought about this vocation.  Pray for them and contact Fr. Kawalec or Deacon Dennis (below) to talk about it.

Name Phone Email
Fr. Kawalec 330-699-5086 x.1000 father@nativityofthelord.org
Deacon Dennis 330-699-5086 x.1015 dlslions@yahoo.com


LINKS to help discernment:
http://clepriesthood.org/ – Diocese of Cleveland Site
http://www.borromeoseminary.org/ – Our College Seminary
http://www.stmarysem.edu/ – Our Graduate Seminary
Steps of Discernment