The Ministry Discernment Conference offered by the bishops and the Commission on Ministry provides an in-depth look at the 2017 Ministry Discernment Handbook and gives potential inquirers an opportunity to learn about the ordination process in the Diocese of Massachusetts and to explore whether their call is to ordained ministry or committed lay ministry.
Register online here by Jan. 15, 2017.
(Conference snow date is Feb. 11, 2017. Check www.diomass.org for announcement.)
Any person considering applying for admission to the ordination process in 2017 is required to attend the conference, along with sponsoring priest and at least one member of the parish discernment committee. Discernment committees, one member of which must be a member of the vestry, are appointed by the sponsoring priest and should be named before the conference so that as many members as wish to may attend. Inquirers are also encouraged to bring their spouses or partners to the conference.
Questions may be directed to the Rev. Canon Edie Dolnikowski, Canon for Ordained Vocations (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-482-4826, ext. 514).