The Sacrament of Apostolic Ministry:

The Holy Orders

"I am often asked, especially by young people, why I became a priest. Maybe some of you would like to ask the same question. Let me try briefly to reply. I must begin by saying that it is impossible to explain entirely. For it remains a mystery, even to myself. How does one explain the ways of God? Yet, I know that, at a certain point in my life, I became convinced that Christ was saying to me what he had said to thousands before me: 'Come, follow me!' There was a clear sense that what I heard in my heart was no human voice, nor was it just an idea of my own. Christ was calling me to serve him as a priest."

St. John Paul II

Do you feel called to serve the Church by becoming a priest or a deacon? Know that there is help and support available to you. Come and meet with Deacon Dave, who would be glad to share his experiences and answer your questions. To set an appointment, please contact us: 

All Saints Parish Office

(253) 845-7521

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Below is a list of other resources that provide helpful information and guidance:

  • Archdiocese of Seattle Vocations Page

    Follow this link to find information about discernment, archdiocesan priesthood, consecrated life, and the diaconate. Find out about discernment events offered throughout the Seattle archdiocese, as well as reflection materials. 

  • VISION Vocation Network

    A comprehensive resource of print and online materials for men and women who are seeking information on Catholic religious vocations. Filled with helpful articles, reflections, prayers, activities, networking resources, and more, this website is a great place to start.

  • USCCB Vocations Page

    A compilation of resources and events provided by archdioceses across the United States promoting vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Features an archive of catechetical posts, studies, presentations and other resources. 

Background photo courtesy of St. James Cathedral, Seattle.