Lay Ministry

God calls all baptized Christians to transform the world. Mainly we do this by how we live each day. For some Catholics this means working for the Church full-time as certified ministers -- pastoral associates, liturgists, teachers and educators, youth ministers or parish business managers. For others, it’s as a deacon. Many Catholics fulfill special roles of service, in many ways, in their parish. Numerous Catholics also want to continue in their understanding of the faith.

Four Basic Areas of Formation

The Department for Lay Ministry Formation assists in meeting all these needs by sponsoring training in four basic areas of formation:

Emmaus Program

     Lay Ministry Leadership Formation

Emmaus-logo   Continuing Leadership Formation continuing_leadership_formation


Discípulos de Cristo

Hispanic Lay Ministry Formation

discipulos_de_cristo   Diaconate Academic Formation diaconate_academic_formation

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