Parishioners interested in serving on the Archdiocesan Lay Pastoral Council are encouraged to submit an application by completing the form linked below, or by mailing them to Mary Ellen Russell, Director of Community Affairs, Archdiocese of Baltimore, 320 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. A description of the responsibilities for the position is also available below, and an outline of the mission of the Council can be found on this page.
Archdiocesan Lay Pastoral Council Outline
“Today more than ever we need men and women who, on the basis of their experience of accompanying others, are familiar with processes which call for prudence, understanding, patience and docility to the Spirit. […] We need to practice the art of listening, which is more than simply hearing. Listening, in communication, is an openness of heart which makes possible that closeness without which genuine spiritual encounter cannot occur. Listening helps us to find the right gesture and word which shows that we are more than simply bystanders. Only through such respectful and compassionate listening can we enter on the paths of true growth and awaken a yearning for the Christian ideal: the desire to respond fully to God’s love and to bring to fruition what he has sown in our lives.”
Evangelii Gaudium, 171
Member Qualifications/Responsibilities (*See accompanying job description/application form)
Three-year nonrenewable terms; initial members will be grouped by one, two, or three year terms to rotate membership gradually and will number 13. Members should include at least six women and should reflect the diversity of the Archdiocese.
(Additional interim meetings may be necessary in the initial year of the APC.)
Initial Considerations for the 2019
Archdiocesan Pastoral Council