... and like living stones be yourselves built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 2:5)
This sacrament configures the recipient to Christ by a special grace of the Holy Spirit, so that he may serve as Christ's instrument for his Church. By ordination one is enabled to act as a representative of Christ, Head of the Church, in his triple office of priest, prophet, and king.
If you feel called to the religious life, please feel free to contact Father Gary Lazzeroni at 696-4407 or fatherL@stjoevan.org or the Archdiocese of Seattle for further discernment.