Holy Orders

If you feel called to the the religious life, please feel free to contact Father Jerry Burn or the Archdiocese of Seattle for further discernment.

Quo Vadis Days

Quo Vadis Days is a 3-day camp for young Catholic men to learn more about the priesthood, to deepen their faith, and to better discern God’s call in their lives. It was started in the Jubilee Year 2000 by Father John Cihak in the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon as a response to the Holy Father’s request that the Church begin “The New Evangelization." Visit the Quo Vadis Days website for more information.

The Sacramental Sign of Holy Orders

  • Laying on of the bishop's hands.

Institution by Jesus Christ

Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and illness. At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest." Then he summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits to drive them out and to cure every disease and every illness. Matthew 9:35-38 and 10:1

Then Jesus approached and said to them, "All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age." Matthew 28:18-20

"For this reason I left you in Crete so that you might set right what remains to be done and appoint presbyters in every town, as I directed you..." Titus 1:5

See also:

Acts 6:1-7, 1 Timothy 3:1, and 2 Timothy 1:6