Ordinance Cheat Sheet


After it was brought to my attention that there had been some textual changes in the current handbook, I decided to review and update the priesthood foldup. So I went through and used everything out of the current online handbook. I even followed the order so it’s a little more uniformed. I also made it one download, one sheet. So now when you print it you just cut it out and fold it up – along with all the folds being in between items so on either side nothing is folded on.

I don’t have access to a laminator, but I will show you the final product in the images below.

Priesthood Blessing

Priesthood Blessing


Wherever we go, our priesthood goes with us.[1. Thomas S. Monson, “The Priesthood—a Sacred Gift,” Ensign, May 2007, 57–60]

A few years ago, I had this little fold out in my wallet. It was awesome, it had all the Melchizedek priesthood ordinances, including the sacrament prayers in a nice little laminated fold out. You keep it in your wallet and whenever you need it, there it was.

Well, since then, I’ve had a couple of different versions of it, most were homemade – I had heard at some point you could get them at the distribution center, but then someone had told me they no longer carried them.

Lately, I’ve been asked to participate more and more with ordinances, and blessings – and of course there’s the odd time getting tapped to take the sacrament around to shut ins and to a hospital down the street.

Of course, I’m getting better at remembering exactly what I’m suppose to say – but for awhile, I’d have to write it down or ask someone what I was suppose to say.

So I thought I would put together a quick and easy little fold out, for those – who like me, are willing to serve, but may not know what to say or remember exactly what to say.

Before I show it, I just want to say – I’m no print professional, if someone would like to update it – please do, just send me the files you use and the process so I can update it.

Alright, so really it’s 2 files – side A and side B. I did it this way for double sided printing. I don’t like a lot of extra width in my wallet, and so I tried to accommodate that.

The spacing isn’t perfect, and it’s gonna take good eye site – but it serves the purpose.

The files are in both Word 97/XP/2003 .doc format and Open Office Writer 3.0 .odt format. When you print, you’ll need to fiddle with it and figure out which way your printer prints. Face down, face up and so forth to get the double side printed right.


I went a step further and laminated mine. It adds a little bit of bulk when folding, but it’ll slim down after being in your wallet for awhile.

It’s a pdf file of the current (as of June 17th 2011) Priesthood Ordinances. Just print it, cut it out and fold it up.

It covers:

  1. General Instructions (new)
  2. Instructions for Naming and Blessing a Child
  3. Instructions for Performing a Baptism
  4. Instructions for Performing a Confirmation
  5. Sacrament (prayers only)
  6. Consecrating Oil
  7. Anointing With Oil / Sealing the Anointing
  8. Father’s Blessing
  9. Dedicating Graves
  10. Dedication Homes (new)


Full page layout




Compared to the old one

Yes it may be smaller than the old one, but it uses a smaller font and is a bit thicker when folded. It still works and fits nicely in my wallet.

So Men – let’s be completely prepared for those unknown moments when you’re called out of the blue and you’re needed for any type of ordinance, or you’re child’s baptism is coming up and you want that peace of mind right up till it’s time – this is for you! No excuses now…

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14 Responses so far.

  1. Mr. W says:

    I too had one of those laminated cards, and it’s toast. You can’t even read all of it. I was excited to find this download, but when I pulled up the word doc all of the pages are blank? Am I doing something wrong here? Thanks for any input.

  2. Nathan A. Coffey says:

    One thing that I enjoy having from my father was a small laminated card with my priesthood lineage on it. This is great too!

  3. Mindi A. says:

    My husband had s small laminated card he used for the blessing of our first child, and somehow in the move it was lost or misplaced. Thank you for putting this up as I’ve been looking to replace it!

  4. Luz Andina says:

    Praise God for all He is doing. Thanks!

  5. Matt Smith says:

    Maybe, I’m blind, but I can’t see the links to download the two files, if you could guide me to the links that would be great. Thank you.

  6. Helaman says:

    Sorry Matt – Looks as though somewhere along the line a plugin got turned off…

    The links should be available again, thanks for letting me know!

  7. Mandy says:

    thank you so much for sharing this– we’ve been looking for these to give to our YM.

  8. Helaman says:

    Glad to help out!

  9. Dawn says:

    I printed this off this morning and compared some of the verbage with the new handbook. Almost everything is correct except for a few things under: sealing and anointing, name and blessing child, consecrating oil, father’s blessing, dedicating graves. The wording is mostly accurate but again I think with the new handbooks they have added a couple of changes. Thank you for taking the time to do this though, that is a lot of work. This makes a great Father’s Day gift. Thanks again!

  10. Helaman says:

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I’ll get on to making the changes as soon as I get a chance. I’ll put a notice on the post that there is some differences between this and the current handbook. Thanks again…

  11. Richard says:

    Love it. Thank you so much!

  12. Brent Helms says:

    Thanks Helaman, I’m going to print these for our EQ and give them out. We have a lot of new members that were recently ordained to the office of Elder and these will come in handy. Greatly appreciated.

  13. David Bolton says:

    These cards are Fantastic. My son recently went on a mission to Ecuador. Do you have these in Spanish?

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