Ordination (or Holy Orders) is "[t]he Sacrament of Apostolic Ministry by which the mission entrusted by Christ to his Apostles continues to be exercised in the Church through the laying on of hands. This sacrament has three distinct degrees or "orders": deacon, priest and bishop. All three confer a permanent, sacramental character. (From Catechism of the Catholic Church)
The Vocations Director for the Archdiocese is Fr. Brian Buettner. Men who are interested in the priesthood and are older than high school age should contact the Vocations Office at 721-9351 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit the Vocations Office webpage.
Encounter with God’s Call weekend at Conception Seminary College is a free trip sponsored by the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City Vocations Office for young men who are juniors and seniors in high school or recent graduates who would like to visit a seminary. The trip takes place twice a year (upcoming dates are Nov. 12-14, 2016 and Apr. 1-3, 2017) and is an excellent opportunity to meet seminarians who are discerning their call to the Priesthood. Please contact Fr. Rick or the Vocations Office at 405-721-9351 or email email@example.com. For additional information visit the seminary's website.
The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City hosts an annual 3-day retreat, Emmaus Days, for young men in high school or who recently graduated from high school and want to learn more about the call to the priesthood. There is no cost for the retreat. The retreat usually takes place at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Youth Camp in Arcadia during the month of August. For more information, please contact the Vocations Office at 721-9351 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Andrew Dinners are for young men who are interested in discerning a call to the priesthood. Dinners are scheduled for Oct. 11, 2016 at St. Francis Xavier in Enid (RSVP by Oct. 7); Nov. 3, 2016 at Blessed Sacrament in Lawton (RSVP by Oct. 31); and Nov. 10, 2016 at St. Thomas More in Norman (RSVP by Nov. 7). Learn more and RSVP by contacting the Vocations Office at 721-9351 or email@example.com.