Church of Our Saviour

21 Marathon Street | Arlington, Massachusetts | 781-648-5962

Tales of Hofmann

During the July vestry meeting, the vestry voted to support my application for candidacy for the Vocational Diaconate in the Diocese of Massachusetts. This is the next step in a three year process towards ordination.

I will be submitting my formal request to be considered for candidacy to Bishop Tom Shaw and the Commission on Ministry at the end of September. If this is granted, I will be informed in the spring.

At this point, I have completed my first year of Deacon’s training (as a postulant) and am starting my second year this September.

Along with 10 colleagues, I spend the third weekend of each month in retreat at the convent of the Sisters of St. Anne in Arlington Heights. During this time, we pray and worship together, participate in training and educational sessions, practice giving sermons and serving at the altar as deacons, and, oh, yes, enjoying lots of good fellowship and wonderful hospitality provided by the Sisters of St. Anne.

I will be writing more about what a Deacon does and my experiences in training. Please keep me and my colleagues in your prayers.

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