2023 Ministry Discernment Conference: Rescheduled from Feb. 4

The 2023 Ministry Discernment Conference, previously slated for Feb. 4, has been rescheduled to Saturday, Feb. 11 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. 

This online conference will provide an in-depth look at the 2023 edition of the Ministry Discernment Handbook and give potential inquirers an opportunity to learn about the ordination process in the Diocese of Massachusetts as they consider whether their call is to ordained ministry or committed lay ministry.    

Any person considering applying for admission to the ordination process in 2023 is required to attend the conference, along with a sponsoring priest and at least one member of the parish discernment committee.   

Other potential members of discernment committees are also welcome, though it is hoped that the composition of the committee can grow and change with the insights gained at the conference.  Click here for guidelines for setting up a parish discernment committee.  It is also hoped that sponsoring congregations will take advantage of this anti-bias tool either in assembling a discernment committee or by discernment committee members as they begin their work with an inquirer.

Inquirers are invited to bring family members to join them and bring their questions to the inquirers’ breakout rooms.

Advance registration is required. Register here.

Questions may be directed to the Rev. Canon Edie Dolnikowski, Canon for Ordained Vocations (edie@diomass.org or 617-482-4826, ext. 514).