Only baptized men may receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders. In the Latin Rite of the Church, which we are part of in the Archdiocese of Dubuque, priests and bishops are non-married, while permanent deacons may be married. Holy Orders must be a call clearly discerned by the individual with the help of others. If you are sensing a call to the priesthood or permanent diaconate, contact Fr. Mark, 393-3778.
For more information about priestly formation in this Archdiocese, please visit http://www.dbqpriesthood.org.
For more information about the permanent diaconate in this Archdiocese, please visit http://www.dbqarch.org/offices/permanent-diaconate/.