The 2023 Ministry Discernment Conference, previously slated for February 4, has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 11 from 9:00 a.m. to noon to allow members of our diocesan community to attend the funeral of Christine Ntagengwa, wife of The Rev. Dr. Jean Baptiste Ntagengwa, our Canon for Immigration and Multicultural Ministries. Please be in touch with The Rev. Dr. Edie Dolnikowski, Canon for Ordained vocations,, if you have questions about this change. For those who have already registered online, Jennifer Garrett from the diocesan office will contact you about updating or cancelling your registration. 

The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates, Bishop
The Rev. Dr. Maggie Arnold, The Rev. Edwin Johnson, Mr. Graeme Mills, Commission on Ministry Co-chairs

2023 Ministry Discernment Conference

Saturday, February 11, 2023 
9:00am to 12:00pm

The Ministry Discernment Conference is offered virtually this year by our Bishop Gates and the Commission on Ministry to give potential applicants to the ordination process an opportunity to explore their sense of call and whether that 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 we hope that the composition of the committee can grow and change with the insights gained at the Conference.  We encourage inquirers to invite family members to join them and bring their questions to the inquirers’ breakout rooms.

There is no cost to attend this year's conference. For additional information, please contact Edie Dolnikowski, Canon for Ordained Vocations,; 617-482-4826 ext. 514.

Online Registration Closes on Thursday February 9, 2023