Sacraments of Vocations

holy matrimony

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.                                              Ephesians 5:25

Congratulations on your engagement!  You are about to enter into a life-long journey that will enrich you and test you, but one that will leave you saying, "I know God better because of you!"

Marriage preparation is important to help you lay the foundation for a life-long marriage built on love of Christ and each other!  Engaged couples will meet with their priest/deacon, work with a mentor couple, select music with the Music Minister and take part in an Archdiocesan Engaged Couples Retreat.  

Please contact the Pastor at least 6 months before your desired wedding date.  Do not reserve a reception venue or other professionals until you have had your initial meeting with the priest.  

Fr. Greg Konerman at gkonerman@holyangelsdayton.org.

holy orders

"Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood." - Acts 20:28

Jesus chose 12 men to be apostles. The apostles chose a new Church leader to be a witness to Jesus Christ and continue his work. Today the pope and bishops have been called and chosen to continue Jesus’ work; they are successors to the apostles.

All members of the Church participate in the priesthood of all believers through Baptism. However, some men are called to serve Jesus and the Church today through the celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Through their leadership in the Church, they help continue Jesus’ presence on earth in the tradition of the apostles.

Those who are called to be priests are ordained through the Rite of Ordination. In celebrating this Rite, men receive a permanent spiritual mark, called a character, signifying that they represent Jesus’ presence in the Church.

To learn more, contact Fr. Greg Konerman at gkonerman@holyangelsdayton.org or contact the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Director of Vocations.

 

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