Sacrament of Holy Orders
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. (1)
No one has a right to receive the sacrament of Holy Orders. Indeed no one claims this office for himself; he is called to it by God. Anyone who thinks he recognizes the signs of God’s call to the ordained ministry must humbly submit his desire to the authority of the Church, who has the responsibility and right to call someone to receive orders. Like every grace this sacrament can be received only as an unmerited gift. (2)
(1) Catechism of the Catholic Church [hereafter CCC], 2nd ed. (Strathfield, NSW: St Pauls, 2000), n. 1536.
(2) CCC, n. 1578.
Holy Orders at St. Lambert
St. Lambert’s has been blessed with having many of our parishioners being called to the Holy Orders and Consecrated life.
Contact the parish office to speak with Father Rutten and visit the Office of Vocations to learn more.
Please pray for and offer your support to all of our seminarians.
Current St. Lambert Seminarians
You can send letters to them at:
University of St Thomas
Attn: enter seminarian name
2115 Summit Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Please pray for and offer your support to our ladies discerning vocations.
Ladies Discerning Vocations