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: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate. (Par. 1547 Catechism of the Catholic Church). Those wanting more information should contact Fr. Lewis Hejna at the Parish Office (417) 831-3565 ext. 102.