Lay Apostolate Department:
What is Lay Ministry
"Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord," The service to the Church by lay men and women which is characterized by:
- Authorization of the hierarchy to serve publicly in the local church
- Leadership in a particular 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.
HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS