Holy Orders

“Becoming a priest or a man or woman religious is not primarily our own decision…. Rather it is the response to a call and to a call of love.”


The call to priesthood or consecrated life is a beautiful one. It is an intimate and intensive way that God involves us in His project of salvation. Discernment can be a long and difficult process, which is why the Diocese of Grand Rapids offers programs and resources to support individuals discerning priesthood and religious life. If you have an interest in learning more, visit the Diocese of Grand Rapids Office of Priestly Vocations website.