Lay Ministry

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144 W. Wood St.
Youngstown, OH 44503
Phone: 330-744-8451
Fax: 330-744-5099 



 

 

For information regarding the current year's programs, please contact the Office of Lay Ministry. 

Specialized Ministry Courses
Lent and Easter 2107

Prison Ministry Formation Course “I was in prison and you visited Me.”

Days and times: Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00PM March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and April 6
Location: Christ the Servant Parish, Canton – Seton Hall.   Cost:$50

Explore the many opportunities for direct prison ministry as well as ministry to families of those incarcerated and reentry ministry.  Course includes prayer, practical tips, and suggestions for how to get started.

The Book of Revelation

Days and times: Monday evenings from 7:00-9:00PM April 24, May 1, 8, 15, and 22
Location: Ursuline Center, Canfield.  Cost: $50

Fr. John Jerek will present on this perplexing and often misunderstood book of Scripture.  The course will help participants learn more about the early Church community as well as lessons of faith and ministry today for today.

St. Paul and the New Evangelization – two locations

Days and times: Monday evenings from 7:00-9:00PM April 24, May 1, 8, 15, and 22
Location: Ursuline Center, Canfield.  Cost: $50
OR
Days and times: Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00PM April 25, May 2, 9, 16, and 23
Location: St Dominic, Youngstown  Cost: $50

Dominican Father Peter Totleben will present on the life of St. Paul, his letters, and the impact of his ministry on Evangelization efforts today.

For more information on any of these courses, contact, Pete Schafer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (330) 744-8451 ext. 289.

Online Registration

Copies of all materials can be mailed by request. Contact the Office of Lay Ministry Formation.

Helpful Links      


National Association of Lay Ministry 

Conference for Pastoral Planning and Council Development

A Guide for Parish Pastoral Councils - A People of Mission and Vision© 2000 - Document is in PDF Format.

As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace. Whoever preaches, let it be with the words of God; whoever serves, let it be with the strength that God supplies so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 4:10-11

VATICAN II: DECREE ON THE APOSTOLATE OF THE LAITY
Indeed, everyone should painstakingly ready himself or herself personally for the Apostolate, especially as an adult. For the advance of age brings with it better self-knowledge, thus enabling each person to evaluate more accurately the talents with which God has enriched each soul and to exercise more effectively those charismatic gifts which the Holy Spirit has bestowed on all for the good of others. (no. 30)

In CALLED AND GIFTED, the American Bishops cite four calls: the call to adulthood; the call to holiness; the call to ministry (Christian service - ministry in the world and ministry in the Church); and the call to community.

Mission of the Office of Lay Ministry Formation
Recognizing that lay ministry is a vital ministry in the Church today, the Office of Lay Ministry Formation seeks to provide ongoing comprehensive ministry formation and learning for people of all walks of life. Our foundational goal is to help ministers respond to their baptismal vocation by nourishing the life of faith within themselves and developing greater understanding of the scriptures, our Catholic tradition, and the mission of Jesus Christ.