Our Parish Mission Statement encourages us to be one with each other and with Christ in the Father, so that the Holy Spirit may make Christ known to the world in us through Word, Sacrament. Prayer and Service.
We believe and pray that the men in our Parish will want to serve our Parish family by listening to the call from the Holy Spirit to the service of our Catholic Church by becoming a priest or deacon. Both are a calling from our Triune God and are needed for the life of our Church and Parish. There is no poor worker so humble that he might not become a priest, nor no priest so obscure that he might not become a pope; our priesthood is open to all who believe. St. Anselm said; “For I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this I also believe--that unless I believe, I should not understand.” Jeremiah 29:11 says; “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord.”
We also have opportunities in our Parish to become a Deacon. A deacon is an ordained minister in our Church and Parish; his ministry is that of service. The deacon is empowered by our bishop to administer baptisms, witness marriages, officiate at wakes, funerals, and burial services, administer sacramentals, preside at prayer services, distribute Holy Communion, proclaim the gospel, and deliver the homily.
The diaconate ministry is for the parish and outside the parish. There are many areas of need for the deacon to perform many acts of charity.
Any questions about the priesthood or diaconate, please call our Church at 808-396-0551 and make an appointment with our Pastor.
Blessings for your discernment about priesthood or diaconate.-