The Sacrament of Holy Orders is conferred on those who after several years of study, discernment and prayer are set apart by the Church for the service of God's people.
The call to priesthood is no dramatic epiphany, but a gradual discernment of a call within the heart to God's service.
In the Western tradition only celibate men are ordained as priests.
In recent times the role of the Permanent Deacon has been reintroduced into the Church, and this vocation is to the service of the Church sharing the Sacrament of Holy Orders. The permanent diaconate is open to Married men.
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