Before His Death and Resurrection, Jesus told His closest followers to love and serve others as He loved and served them. He created the priesthood.
Our priests and deacons help to lead God’s Church on earth and serve and care for God’s people.
Holy Orders is the sacrament that creates and defines the role of deacon, priest and bishop. People called by the Holy Spirit to receive the sacrament undergo rigorous preparation and are blessed and anointed by the Archbishop so they can serve the Church.