Sacrament of Holy Orders

"And he appointed twelve, whom he also named apostles, to be with him, and to be sent out to proclaim the message..."  –Mark 3:14

A Vocation to the Priesthood or Diaconate

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“Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles is exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate, Presbyterate and diaconate.” (CCC 1356)

Want to become a priest or deacon:

If you are interested in learning more about vocations, please contact Fr. Austin Gilstrap, Priest Secretary to the Bishop, 615-383-6393 or Rev.austin.gilstrap@dioceseofnashville.com.

You may also visit the Nashville Vocations website at www.nashvillepriest.com

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