We work to help parishes become and remain communities of disciples who are in love with Christ and the Church, and who share the Gospel — evangelize — as a natural consequence of their passion for their faith.
We support Lay Ecclesial Ministers in their formation and in their work. “Lay ecclesial minister” is not a specific title for a job description. This title encompasses those who might serve on staff for a pastorate as a pastoral associate, coordinator of youth ministry, director of faith formation or religious education, business manager, parish nurse, liturgist or musician, or in a myriad of other ways.
The bishops of the United States have described lay ecclesial ministers as those who have
Our office seeks to make sure that authorization, leadership, collaboration and formation happens.