Sacraments : Holy Orders


“‘I will give you shepherds after my own heart’ (Jer. 3:15).

In these words from the prophet Jeremiah, God promises his people that he will never leave them without shepherds to gather them together and guide them: ‘I will set shepherds over them [my sheep] who will care for them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed’ (Jer. 23.4).

The Church, the People of God, constantly experiences the reality of this prophetic message and continues joyfully to thank God for it. She knows that Jesus Christ himself is the living, supreme and definitive fulfillment of God’s promise: ‘I am the good shepherd’ (Jn. 10:11). He, ‘the great shepherd of the sheep’ (Heb. 13:20), entrusted to the apostles and their successors the ministry of shepherding God’s flock (cf. Jn. 21:15ff.; 1 Pt. 5:2).”

~Pope St. John Paul II

If you are interested in a vocation to the priesthood or to the religious life please check out the Archdiocese of Hartford Vocation Office or call the parish office and ask to speak to a priest.