The Sacrament of Holy Orders is the continuation of Christ’s priesthood, which He bestowed upon His Apostles. There are three levels to this sacrament of ordination: the episcopate, the priesthood, and the diaconate.

holy-ordersThe Lord calls each of one of us to live holy lives by entering into a unique relationship with Him by committing one’s life to one of the following particular vocations: Holy Orders (the priesthood and permanent diaconate), Consecrated Life (religious institutes, private & public associations of the faithful, secular institutes, and consecrated virgins), Married Life, and the Single Holy Life.


The Office of Vocations assists the faithful in discerning their vocations and has a particular mandate to promote vocations to the priesthood.

Director: Reverend Marc CramerPhone: 780-392-2445 ext. 2310
Email: go to and select Vocations
Office of Vocations
St. Joseph Seminary
9828 – 84 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T6A 0B2
Vocations Assistant: Yvonne Dutton
Phone: 780-392-2445 ext. 2322