Revised "Discerning and Responding to a Call to Holy Orders" now available
Highlights include the following:
1) This completes the guidelines for those interested in pursuing diaconal or priestly ministry.
2) The document now includes complete information about the final steps of the process: Candidacy and Ordination.
3) The section dealing with Deacon Formation has been revised to reflect changes in the School of Diaconal Ministry which is a joint program of our Diocese and the Dioceses of Ohio and Southern Ohio.
4) There is a new and helpful guide to navigating the process entitled "Outline of Process and Checklist of Documents to be Submitted." This will help individuals understand the process and make sure they are fulfilling the various requirements.
The committee does not anticipate any major changes in the future but will continue to revise and fine-tune as necessary. Questions or comments may be directed to the Rev. Lou Hays, Chair of the Commission on Ministry, at Lou@stpaulspgh.org or 412-531-7153.
Ms. Jessie Hipolit, Emmanuel, North Side
Robert Goode, Redeemer, Squirrel Hill
The Rev. Lenny Anderson, St. Francis in the Fields, Somerset
Nancy Lapp, Church of the Holy Cross, Homewood
Daryl Walker, All Saints, Brighton Heights
The Rev. Kris McInnes, St. Paul's, Mt. Lebanon
The Rev. Ann Staples, Retired Deacon
The Rev. Lou Hays, St. Paul's, Mt. Lebanon, Chairperson
Steve Stagnitta, St. Andrew's, Highland Park
The Rev. Lynn Chester Edwards, Retired Priest
The Rt. Rev. Dorsey W. M. McConnell, Bishop of Pittsburgh
The Rev. Canon Scott T. Quinn, Canon to the Ordinary
The Rev. Canon Dr. Jay Geisler, Canon for Formation
Click here for Discernment and Ordination Process Guidelines and Instructions, revised March, 2013 (Word doc)
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