Holy Orders

[The sacrament of Holy Orders] yields a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit which configures the recipient to Christ in his triple office as Priest, Prophet, and King, according to the respective degrees of the sacrament. Ordination confers an indelible spiritual character and therefore cannot be repeated or conferred for a limited time.

-Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, 335


Throughout the year, the seminarians host opportunities to come and see what life is like when discerning the call to the priesthood. These days are called Explorer Days.

Explorer Day is a six-hour discernment experience for men interested in the priesthood. It includes Mass & other common prayer, presentations from priests, and an opportunity to ask questions and discuss topics such as: What is a priest? What does a priest do? What is the preparation process like? What are some of the rewards and challenges of priestly ministry? How does a man know if God is calling him to the priesthood? Pre-registration is required for this event.

Visit the Diocese of San Diego for more vocation information, OR

If you would like more information on discerning a vocation to the Priesthood, please contact our pastor, Very Rev. Peter McGuine