Ordained Vocations

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@diomass.org or 617-482-4826, ext. 514.

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

The 2020 Ministry Discernment Conference will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston. (The snow date is Feb. 8.  Please check www.diomass.org for announcement.) Online registration is required and is open until Jan. 20. 

Click here to register for the 2020 Ministry Discernment Conference.

2019 postulants and candidates on retreat Courtesy Photo Postulants and candidates for ordination, with Bishop Alan M. Gates, at their 2019 retreat at the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in Greenfield, N.H.