Lay Ministry Sunday

Lay Ministry Sunday is celebrated in all parishes on the Sunday immediately preceding Ash Wednesday. The date for this year’s celebration was March 2, 2014.

Lay Ministry Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate and affirm the contributions of the laity who serve and enrich the life and mission of their parish as liturgical ministers, ministers of consolation, members of the finance and pastoral councils, adult faith formation coordinators, liturgical planners and so many other ways.  Learn more.

Parish resources to help mark this celebration are available here.

  • Ideas for celebrating Lay Ministry Sunday
  • Registration form (English and Spanish) for bilingual event to be held at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs sponsored by Pastoral Institute
  • Parish bulletin announcements (English and Spanish)
  • Suggested General Intercessions for Lay Ministry Sunday (English and Spanish)
  • Blessing for all lay ministers (English and Spanish)
  • Inquiry Flyer for Lay Ministry Program (English and Spanish) – use as bulletin insert

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