Through the sacraments of vocation, we respond to the call of Christian discipleship and to the mission to build up the Body of Christ.


The sacrament of marriage is a visible sign of God’s love for the Church. When two people are married in the Church, they receive the grace needed for a lifelong bond of unity. Learn more at The Basilica of Saint Mary (www.mary.org).

Holy Orders

Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time. It includes three degrees: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate. (CCC 1536) Learn more at The Basilica of Saint Mary (www.mary.org).