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The Sacrament of Holy Orders

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Ordinations have a profound significance for Catholics. The people of St. John Cantius Church have the privilege of celebrating with the members of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius on the occasions of priestly and diaconate ordinations. 

 

Our parishioners know that the priest is not ordained for his family or friends alone. No! The priest “taken from among men, is ordained for men in the things that appertain to God, that he may offer up gifts and sacrifices for sins” (Heb. 5,1). The honor bestowed upon the priest is honor bestowed upon the whole Catholic people out of whose midst he is taken.