The Sacrament of Holy Orders is the continuation of Christ’s priesthood, which He bestowed upon His Apostles. There are three levels to this sacrament of ordination: the episcopate, the priesthood, and the diaconate.

The Lord calls each of one of us to live holy lives by entering into a unique relationship with Him by committing one’s life to one of the following particular vocations: Holy Orders (the priesthood and permanent diaconate), Consecrated Life (religious institutes, private & public associations of the faithful, secular institutes, and consecrated virgins), Married Life, and the Single Holy Life.

If you are seeking information on any of the Holy Orders, come in to speak to either Fr. Paul or Fr. Joselito. Also, the Office of Vocations assists the faithful in discerning their vocations and has a particular mandate to promote vocations to the priesthood.

Director: Rev. Kris Schmidt                  Phone: 780-469-1010 ext. 2154            Email: go to and select Priesthood under the Vocations tab

Mail: Office of Vocations                              St. Joseph’s Seminary                                9828 – 84 Street NW                        Edmonton, AB  T6A 0B2