Lay Ministry

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Youngstown, OH 44503
Phone: 330-744-8451
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For information regarding the current year's programs, please contact the Office of Lay Ministry. 
 

Lay Ministry Formation

2017-2018 Courses

Foundations in Ministry

The Foundations in Ministry Program empowers the laity to respond to the Baptismal call to holiness, ministry, and discipleship.  The interactive and inspirational sessions include prayer, reflection on Scripture, learning the Tradition, and discussion on how it relates to personal, parish, and community life. 

Days and times: Monday evenings from 7:00-9:00PM
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and April 6
Location: Ursuline Center, Canfield.   Cost:$225

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Evangelization 101 Retreat

As part of the new “Basic Formation for Missionary Disciples” Program, the Office of Lay Ministry Formation is offering a one-day retreat on the basics of EvangelizationPerfect for Parish Pastoral Council members, Evangelization teams, or anyone who desires to share the Good News with others, this retreat will include prayer, inspiring witnesses, time for personal reflection, and learning about and discussing Evangelization in the world today.

Two Locations:
St. Anthony/All Saints Parish, Canton on Saturday, October 28th
From 9:00AM until 4:00PM

OR

Camp Luther, Conneaut on Saturday, October 7th
From 9:00AM until 4:00PM
Cost: $40

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Basic Formation for Missionary Disciples

“Basic Formation for Missionary Disciples” includes four distinct, but interrelated, formation components. Each session will include theological formation, prayer opportunities, best practices in ministry, discussions with people from other parishes, and the opportunity to put into practice becoming a more faithful and active missionary disciple.

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 Part I: Evangelization 101 Retreat
Daylong retreat (9am-4pm)

Saturday, October 7—Camp Luther, Conneaut

OR

Saturday, October 28—St. Anthony/All Saints, Canton

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Part II: Mission to People in the Pews

St. John School, Ashtabula on Thursdays from 6:30-9:00 PM
October 19 and 26; November 2, 9 and 16.

OR

St. Thomas Aquinas High School on Tuesdays from 7:00-9:30 PM
November 7, 14, 21 and 28; December 5.

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Part III: Mission to People on the Margins of Our Parish

St. John School, Ashtabula on Thursdays from 6:30-9:00 PM
January 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22.

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Stark County: Site TBD on Tuesdays from 7:00-9:30 PM
January 9, 16, 23 and 30. February 6.

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Part IV: Mission to People in the Community

St. John School, Ashtabula on Thursdays from 6:30-9:00 PM
April 12, 19 and 26; May 3 and 10.

OR

Stark County: Site TBD on Tuesdays from 7:00-9:30 PM
April 10, 17 and 24; May 1 and 8.

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Download the Brochure
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Online Registration available

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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. 275.

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.