“He saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And He said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.” –Matthew 4:18
Diocese of Syracuse Vocations: vocations-syracuse.org
In the sacrament of Holy Orders, men are ordained by their Bishop as priests for the Church. The Apostles first received this sacrament from Christ Himself at the Last Supper, this line from Christ has been carried by Apostolic Succession to the priests of today. In receiving these Holy Orders, priests are empowered by the Holy Spirit to distribute the sacraments and tend to Christ’s flock.
If you feel that God is calling you to serve His Church as a priest, deacon, or religious, please contact Fr. Joe O’Connor at the Diocesan Office of Vocation Promotion:
240 E. Onondaga Street
Syracuse, NY 13202