Holy Orders

Holy Orders is a Sacrament of Committed Service.

Prayer for Vocations to Holy Orders (Prayer from Roman Missal)

O God, who willed to provide shepherds for your people,
pour out in your Church a spirit of piety and fortitude,
to raise up worthy ministers for your altars
and make them ardent yet gentle heralds of your Gospel.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen


Bishops, priests and deacons are ordained through the Sacrament of Holy Orders for service to the Church and the world.  

The Diocese of Kalamazoo  encourages anyone interested in knowing more to visit their web site Diocese of Kalamazoo Vocations


If you prefer to speak to a member of the St. Joseph Church staff please reach out to:


Monsignor Michael Hazard
(269) 343-6256, ext 103

Deacon John Ryder
(269) 327-8560

Deacon José Haro
(269) 221-4773