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The Office for Ordained Vocations works closely with the bishops and the Commission on Ministry in the recruitment, discernment and formation of postulants and candidates for ordained leadership as deacons and priests in the Episcopal Church.  For information contact the Rev. Canon Edie Dolnikowski, Canon for Ordained Vocations, at edie [at] diomass [dot] org.

Postulants and candidates at their March 2015 retreatPostulants and candidates at their March 2015 retreat

For those interested in ordination, discernment information is attached below.  All inquirers must attend Ministry Discernment Conference in the year in which they plan to apply to the process (see page 13 of the handbook, attached below).  The conference is offered once a year, on the first Saturday in February.

The 2018 Ministry Discernment Conference is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 3. 

File 2017 Ministry Discernment Handbook.pdf
File MDH B Committment Form.pdf
File 2016 Discernment and Formation Process Presentation.pdf
File Ordination Timeline 2015.pdf
File Deacons Formation Handbook 2016.pdf
File Priests Formation Handbook 2016.pdf
File Requirements for Clergy Ordained in Other Denominations.pdf