“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” -1536 Catechism of the Catholic Church
Those who are consecrated to lives as religious brothers, sisters, single life, and other vocations play an important role in the Church, but do not have the sacrament of holy orders. St. Francis of Assisi Parish encourages members to discern vocations to the priesthood or religious life. Those discerning consecrated life are welcome to contact Deacon Rich Badics at rbadics [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org or 734-821-2171 or Dawn Hausmann, Director of Consecrated Vocations, at the Diocese of Lansing at email@example.com or 734-342-2506.
Diocese of Lansing -Office of Seminarians Director