Holy Orders is the sacrament by which bishops, priests and deacons are ordained and receive the power and grace to perform their sacred duties. The sacred rite by which orders are conferred is called ordination. The apostles were ordained by Jesus at the Last Supper so that others could share in his priesthood.
Holy Orders, which was instituted by Christ himself, is administered by the laying on of hands by the Bishop, through which the priest is given the power to serve the Church through his preaching, teaching and celebration of the Sacraments.
If you would like to explore religious life please contact any of the priests within our Collaborative or the Archdiocese of Boston at www.bostoncatholic.org.
A write up by, Permanent Deacon Rey Spadoni
"Within our Walpole Collaborative, Deacons Alan Doty and Rey Spadoni participate in a number of ministries. Both assist and preach at Mass, preside at Baptisms and Wedding Ceremonies, minister at wakes and vigil services, offer Eucharist and visits to those who are homebound, and meet with parishioners seeking spiritual direction or premarital counseling. Deacon Alan serves on the Baptismal Preparation Team and helps lead the RCIA and Adult Confirmation program at a nearby parish with a goal of developing a regional RCIA approach in the coming years. He leads Holy Hours, including the Holy Hour for Life. Deacon Rey provides Days of Prayer in the Collaborative and at nearby parishes, serves on the Spiritual Life Committee, assists the Archdiocese of Boston Diaconate Formation Program and serves on Cardinal Sean’s Diaconate Review Board."