Holy Orders

Asked to explain why the Church needs priests, most offer a long list of things that a priest does: to preside at the Eucharist; to hear confessions; to baptize; to preach and to teach.  But this answer is incomplete.  Just as important as what the priest does is who the priest is - and who he represents. The Second Vatican Council states, "Priests as ministers of the sacred mysteries, especially in the Mass, act in a special way in the person of Christ who gave himself as a victim to sanctify all."  This in no way diminishes the priesthood of the faithful but rather builds upon it and completes it.

Men interested in learning more about Holy Orders (priest or deacon) are asked to contact Fr. Dunn or the Diocese of Bridgeport (203-372-4301 - Office of the Bishop)