Lay Ecclessial Ministry

Lay men and women have been undertaking a wide variety of roles in Church ministries for many years. In certain areas they are entrusted with responsibilities for leadership in particular areas of ministry and are in close mutual collaboration with the pastoral ministry of bishops, priests, and deacons. These men and women serve in parishes, schools, diocesan agencies, and Church institutions.

More information can be found here at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops website.