For a Catholic man discerning a vocation to the priesthood, the day of Presbyteral Ordination marks a profound transformation. It’s a ceremony steeped in tradition and symbolism, signifying the indelible mark placed upon his soul as he becomes a priest of Jesus Christ.

What is Presbyteral Ordination?

Presbyteral Ordination is a sacrament of the Catholic Church through which a man is ordained as a priest. This sacrament, one of three Holy Orders (Deaconate, Priesthood, and Episcopate), empowers him to act in the person of Christ the Head, serving the Church through various ministries.

The Importance of Priests

Priests are essential figures within the Catholic Church. They serve as:

  • Celebrants of the Sacraments:┬áPriests administer the Sacraments, particularly the Eucharist, allowing the faithful to encounter the transforming presence of Christ.
  • Preachers of the Gospel:┬áPriests proclaim the Word of God, interpreting scripture and offering guidance to the Catholic community.
  • Spiritual Shepherds:┬áPriests offer spiritual guidance, celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and provide pastoral care to those in need.

Ordination Highlights of Fr. Kedron Jon M. Claros Video From: Diocesan Social Communications Office – San Carlos

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