The word ‘ordination’ is reserved for the sacramental act which integrates a man into the order of bishops, presbyters , or deacons. … Catholic doctrine teaches that the degrees of priestly participation (episcopate and presbyterate) and the degree of service (diaconate) are all three conferred by a sacramental act called ‘ordination,’ that is, by the sacrament of Holy Orders.”
~ from Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraphs 1538 & 1554
For more information locally, please contact Fr. Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 224-345-7202.
The site, www.chicagopriest.com, will connect you with information about being a diocesan priest in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Archdiocesan Vocations Office
Fr. Joe Noonan, Director
PO Box 1979
Chicago, IL 60690-1979
USCCB: Committee on the Diaconate
Explains what the diaconate is, and provides information on being a permanent deacon.