Priesthood is conferred by the Sacrament of Holy Orders. The normal period of preparation is 8 years. The Permanent Diaconate is open to married and single men who are at least 35 years old. Men who are ordained receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders.

The term "permanent" means that a man is ordained a deacon for life, as opposed to the "transitional" deacon who becomes a priest. Further information is available at the Vocation office at St Pius College, Goregaon East. Those boys and girls interested in giving their lives to Christ may contact the Priest in Charge.