Lay Ecclesial Ministry

Men and women whose ecclesial service is characterized by

  • Authorization of the hierarchy to serve publicly in the local church
  • Leadership in a particular area of ministry
  • Close mutual collaboration with the pastoral ministry of bishops, priests, and deacons
  • Preparation and formation appropriate to the level of responsibilities that are assigned to them

(Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord, 2005, p.10)


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