Holy Orders and Consecrated Life

“The harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.”
-Luke 10:2


All Christians are called to discern their vocation in life.  Most may be called to marriage, some to single life, yet others to be a religious sister, religious brother, deacon, or priest. The first step in any vocation is fervent prayer. The next step is to contact others for more information:

To explore more about vocations for women religious please contact:
Very Reverend Michael Balash at 330 744-8451 ext. 282

To explore more about becoming a priest or religious brother please contact:
Reverend Chad Johnson at 330 744-8451 ext. 368

To explore more about becoming a deacon please contact:
Deacon William Bancroft at 330 744-8451 ext. 369

If you would like to learn more please visit the Diocese of Youngstown website click here.

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: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate. (CCC 1536)