Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments (Second Edition)

Chapter 8: Sacraments 101: Holy Orders (what ordination means)


Sacraments 101: Holy Orders (what ordination means)

Film Focus: This video provides an excellent overview of the Sacrament of Holy Orders. It includes a discussion of the priesthood of all believers while focusing particularly upon the ministerial priesthood. Priesthood is discussed as a vocation and personal testimony from a young priest is included.

Text Focus: Pages 249–264

Discussion Questions:

  1. This video distinguishes between two types of priesthoods. What are these two types of priesthood? Describe the similarities and differences between these two.
  2. Only a single male may become a priest in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church. What are some other ways that a person might serve the Church and the world if they are not called to the Sacrament of Holy Orders?
  3. What are the three degrees of Holy Orders? What are the duties and sacraments a man who possesses each of these degrees of priesthood may celebrate?
  4. What are some of the rituals that occur during the Rite of Ordination?

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