Our Lady of Lourdes & Our Lady Queen of Peace

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Holy Orders

 “Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to His apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry… Those who receive the sacrament of Holy Orders are consecrated in Christ’s name “to feed the Church by the word and grace of God.” — Catechism of the Catholic Church

Although Holy Orders specifically involves the ordination of priests and deacons, there are a variety of vocations to be found in Catholic life.  If you are interested in receiving more information about vocations as a priest, deacon, sister, brother, or lay minister in the Catholic Church, please contact one of our priests or the Diocesan Office for Vocations at 856-583-2858.


If you think that God may be calling you to the Priesthood, Father Michael Romano, Director of Vocations in the Camden Diocese, hosts a monthly "Young Adult Priesthood Discernment Group" at Our Lady of Peace Parish Offices in Williamstown. If you are currently a junior or senior in high school, a college student, or in the professional world (up to 39 years old), and feel the possible call to the priesthood, this group can help you discern and pray with others who are also considering the priesthood. All meetings are on Sundays from 2 - 3:30 pm. The schedule is as follows:

November 12, 2017
December 17, 2017
January 14, 2018
February 11, 2018
March 11, 2018

For more information, please call the Office of Vocations or email michael.romano@camdendiocese.org.