The whole Church is a priestly people. Through Baptism all the faithful share in the priesthood of Christ. This participation is called the "common priesthood of the faithful." Based on this common priesthood and ordered to its service, there exists another participation in the mission of Christ: the ministry conferred by the sacrament of Holy Orders, where the task is to serve in the name and in the person of Christ the Head in the midst of the community.
— Catechism of the Catholic Church, §1591
FOR THE PRIESTHOOD & THE DIACONATE
Explore a vocation to Holy Orders through the resources available online and contact Fr. Forlano.
RELIGIOUS & SECULAR LIFE
The Church also recognizes the particular call of consecrated men and women to the Religious life. Additionally, laypeople are strongly encouraged to live faithfully and in communion with the Church through various Orders, charisms, and movements, so many of which are active in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Get involved!