Lay Ministry Formation
Deacon Anthony Abts, Director of Diaconate and Ministry Formation | James Whalen, Lay Ministry Formation Director

Physical Address:
Chancery Building
1825 Riverside Drive
Green Bay, WI 54301

Mailing Address:
Dept for Lay Ministry Formation
P.O. Box 23825
Green Bay, WI 54305-3825

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Telephone: 1-877-500-3580, ext. 8268 (within 920 and 715 area codes only) | (920) 272-8268
Fax: (920) 272-8431

Information: God calls all baptized Christians to transform the world. For some Catholics this means working for the Church part-time or full-time as lay ecclesial ministers or commissioned ministers serving as pastoral associates and pastoral ministers, liturgists, religious educators, youth ministry leaders or parish business managers. For others, it’s as a deacon. Many Catholics fulfill special roles of service in their parish as volunteers.

Regardless of the role, formation is needed to serve God and the Church most effectively.