Holy Orders

Are you discerning a call to the Priesthood?

If you are discerning a call to the priesthood, please review the Diocesan Seminarian Handbook to consider issues and programs before seeking a formal application.  Fr. Garrett Nelson is the Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings.  He can be reached at 406-727-6683.

There are many ways to serve God in the Catholic Church today.  Each Christian is called to service through the Sacrament of Baptism.  

Priesthood – Almost ninety percent of diocesan priests serve in parishes.  Some priests serve in other diocesan ministries.  Regardless of the specific ministry to which a priest is assigned, priests are called to be men of deep personal prayer who proclaim the Gospel of Christ and live the Gospel in their daily lives.  As representatives of Christ they celebrate the Sacraments, visit the sick, the home-bound and imprisoned, counsel the troubled, console the sorrowing, rejoice with the joyful.  They are a special part of every family and they minister to people of every age.  They are there to celebrate and Sacramentalize the special moments of people’s lives.