Ministry Office


Are you being called to ministry?

Each baptized person is called to ministry of one kind or another, appropriate to her or his age, gifts, experience and situation in life. The question is not as much “Are you being called to ministry?” as it is “What is the nature of the ministry to which you are being called?”


Discernment in the Parish

Click here for the webpage with information for Parish Discernment of Gifts for Ordained Ministry, and the Parish Discernment Handbook.


Discernment in the Diocese of New York

click here for information about discernment for the Priesthood.

Diaconate, click here for information about discernment for the Diaconate.


Commission on Ministry

The Commission on Ministry offers guidance to individuals or groups to help them discern or identify and understand the ministries to which children, teens and adults are being called. Below are links to pages dealing with each age group. These can be downloaded as printable PDF documents formatted as brochures, or contact the Ministry Office to request printed copies.

Discerning God’s Call to Ministry for Adults

Discerning God’s Call to Ministry for Teens

Discerning God’s Call to Ministry with Children, a Resource for Adults

Ministry Office Contacts

The Rev. Canon Charles W. Simmons
Canon for Ministry

Office: 212-316-7416
Fax: 212-932-7368

Mr. Alito Orsini
Liaison to Canon for Ministry, Liaison to Canon for Transition Ministry

Office: 212-316-7414
Fax: 212-932-7368