the sacrament of holy orders
The Sacrament of Holy Orders is the continuation of Christ's priesthood, which he bestowed upon his Apostles. There are three degrees to this sacrament: the episcopate (bishop), the presbyterate (priest), and the diaconate (deacon).
Young and adult men who are curious about the priesthood and who may be discerning a vocation are encouraged to contact Father West who would be very happy to answer questions and to share some of his story.
Adult men between the ages of 30 and 55 who wish to learn more about the permanent diaconate and who may be discerning a vocation are also encouraged to contact Father West. For more information, please visit the website of the Diocese of Charleston.