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. 

Ministry Discernment Conference

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 2024 Ministry Discernment Conference takes place on Saturday, Feb. 3 and will be held online. 

Click here for registration information.

2023 Diocese of Massachusetts postulants and candidates for ordination Courtesy photo Postulants and candidates for ordination, with Bishop Alan M. Gates, at their March 2023 retreat at Bethany House of Prayer and St. Anne's Chapel of the Order of St. Anne--Bethany Convent in Arlington.