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Holy Orders

Priesthood
In Holy orders, a man is called by God and set aside by the church for ministry. Unmarried men in good standing may apply to the diocese to study for Diocesan Priesthood (work in parishes etc. in a Diocese) or as part of a religious order.

Are you being Called to the Priesthood?

If you are interested in applying to the seminary talk to your pastor today and visit www.discoverthepriesthood.org to learn more!

Diaconate
Deacons are called by the church to preach and to look to the needs of the poor, especially widows and orphans. Married or unmarried men aged 35 and older may apply to the diocese for possible formation as a deacon.

Are you called? Talk to your pastor today and visit http://www.diojeffcity.org/Vocations/Vocations.html

Women's & Men's Religious Orders
In vowed or professed religious life, men and women are called by God to live in community or as part of a congregation living out a specific charism, and through self-sacrifice and intense witness, are reminders to the world of the need of prayer and to live faithfully the Christian life. There are numerous orders and congregations, some cloistered, others not, some living all together in one place, others spread far and wide engaged in various ministries in the Church and world.

Are you being called by God to be a sister or a brother? Talk to your pastor, your local brothers or sisters in your parishes and visit the following websites for more information:

http://www.diojeffcity.org/Vocations/Vocations.html
http://www.vocation-network.org/
School Sisters of Notre Dame
Contact Information:
Immaculate Conception Church
316 E. Scioto
St. James, MO 65559
icchurch@centurylink.net
Office: (573) 265-7250

Pastor: Fr. Russell Judge

Deacon: Lawrence Clark

Prayer Chain:
Bernadette Welch 699-4474

Young at Heart:
Judy Bonham 699-4429

Knights of Columbus:
Jim O'Fallon 573-885-6687

K. C. Ladies Auxiliary:
Dorothy Tessaro 265-8249

Cemetery Association:
Bob Wilson 263-6222