- Discernment process reopens – January, 2020
- Orientation (by invitation only) – November 2, 2019
A Letter from Bishop Brown
The chance to discern a call to Holy Orders will reopen in January with the rollout of a clear, new discernment framework crafted by the Commission on Ministry (COM). As a special nod to those inquirers for the diaconate or priesthood who’ve been waiting for a while, a special by-invitation orientation will be offered on November 2 (likely in Dover) by the COM.
I want to thank the COM for its many hours (and months) of dedicated work to get to this point. Not only will the new process establish a single, transparent framework for ordained discernment, it will ultimately include a ‘one-stop shop’ on our diocesan website. The information on the website will clearly outline the process and provide all the forms, timelines, and requirements that are necessary for all inquiries.
In Other COM News:
The COM has not only been overhauling discernment for ordained vocations, they have been laying remarkable groundwork toward discerning lay ministry across Delaware. The COM is also eager to spark and empower the ministry of all baptized persons, and their ideas are as fascinating as they are innovative. More to come in January!
The Rt. Rev. Kevin S. Brown