The grace of the Holy Spirit proper to this sacrament is configuration to Christ as Priest, Teacher, and Pastor, of whom the ordained is made a minister. Catechism of the Catholic Church 1585.
“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.” (CCC 1536)
We have uploaded a couple of videos below that we hope will help generate a bit more understanding of the Sacrament of Holy Orders.
The Cathedral of St Mary & St Boniface, Wyndham Street West, Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 5RZ