Daughter Welcomes Mother as Priest

The Rev. Carrie Schofield-Broadbent had some advice for mom on Wednesday. “Pretty is as pretty does,” she said. “Choose your battles. Keep it all in perspective and it will work out fine.” Schofield-Broadbent preached during an ordination service for her mother, who became the Rev. Kathlyn Schofield, an Episcopal priest, during a two-hour ceremony at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fayetteville.

Renee K. Gadoua writes in the Syracuse, NY (Diocese of Central New York) Post-Standard.

Schofield is one of seven priests Bishop Gladstone “Skip” Adams will ordain this year in ceremonies that began May 30. He will also ordain six people as transitional deacons Saturday at Syracuse’s St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral. Transitional deacons will eventually be ordained priests.

The ordinands are part of a program the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York began a few years ago. Many of the people participating are following their religious call as a second career or will work part time as clergy while working elsewhere, Adams said.

The new priests join 129 Episcopal priests ministering to more than 19,000 people in 97 congregations in Central New York, north to Alexandria Bay and south to the Pennsylvania border.

During her homily, Schofield-Broadbent, 32, described the role of priests and baptized people as reflecting God’s goodness. “For future reference, the road will not always be smooth,” daughter told mother. “How do I know this? Years of experience,” she said. Adams ordained her in 2004. She is pastor of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Liverpool.

“Love much, dream big, care for yourself as much as you care for others,” Schofield-Broadbent told Schofield.

One more thing.

“Keep your hair out of your face,” she said.

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