Holy Orders (Vocations)

“Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28: 19)

All Christians are called to proclaim Jesus Christ in their daily living, striving to be holy. Many do this in family life, by way of marriage. Some are called to ordained ministry. After the pattern of Christ and the Apostles, some baptized men are called to priests. They offer the Sacrifice of the Mass, preach the Gospel, anoint and absolve troubled and wayward souls, and the like. Others are called to be deacons, assisting the priest in prayer and preaching, as well as rending charity to do those in need.  The service of priests and deacons, with their bishop, furthers the mission of the Church here on the earth.

At St. Martin de Porres Parish

If you believe after serious prayer and reflection that you are called to the permanent diaconate or the priesthood, feel free to speak with Father Cox, Father Kingsley, or Deacon Balfour after Mass, or make an appointment to see any of them at the Rectory. For more information about priestly vocations, consult brooklynpriests.org. For the permanent diaconate consult the Diocese of Brooklyn webpage.

Some are called to vocations are religious brothers and sisters. For more information about religious life, please speak to Father Cox, Father Kingsley, Brother Christopher Cato, OP, Sister Winnie, MC or Sister Kieran, DDL. 

For more information about Holy Orders:

Father Cox, Father Kingsley, Brother Christopher Cato, OP, Sister Winnie, MC or Sister Kieran, DDL