Providing Vision, Voice, Leadership, and Advocacy for Lay Ministers ...




Register for the NALM Fall Series, featuring all our keynote speakers that were scheduled for the June Conference!  Go to our presentation page for details for all three events in our Fall series.

Sponsorships are available!  Let our attendees know about you, and what you have to offer our lay ministers!


Special Members Only Listening Session with
NALM's Episcopal Moderator


Members only RSVP here




Marti Jewell is starting off our series with Open Wide the Doors of Christ, as we celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Co-Workers in the Vineyard.  Checkout our sponsors, who have generously supported NALM.

Register Here!


Click each logo to find out more about our sponsors:


In Loving Memory...Sr. Amy Hoey

We remember and honor Sr. Amy Hoey, RSM. Amy was the project coordinator for the writing of Co-Workers on the Vineyard of the Lord. She used to attend and present at NALM’s conferences and was a wonderful inspiration and supporter of lay ministers and lay ministry.  Click here to read her obituary.



About us

NALM is dedicated to providing vision, voice, leadership, and advocacy for lay ministers and for the development of lay ministry in the Catholic Church.  We do this through fostering and supporting the spiritual and theological formation, training, and ongoing development of career and volunteer lay ministers.

NALM traces its roots to 1976 when a group of lay people, vowed religious, and clergy began meeting annually to share their expertise and to support each other in the common goal of establishing and improving programs of lay ministry formation throughout the United States. Today, the original vision has expanded to include lay ministers serving parishes, diocesan offices, higher education, healthcare, and prisons throughout the U.S. and world.

NALM Brochure


Your generous contributions help support the efforts of NALM.

Donate now!

NALM Donation
Funds donated here go to assist NALM in its day to day activities. These funds give an extra boost to NALM as they are not counted as part of our ordinary budget.

Sister Florita Fund
The Sr. Florita Fund assists members to attend the annual conference with scholarship funds.

Annual Appeal
Each Fall NALM begins a campaign with a goal to complete our budgetary obligations. Your contribution helps us to achieve our budgetary goals.

Calendar more

Open Wide the Doors to Christ: Lay Ecclesial Ministers & Thriving Parishes, w/Marti Jewell-Sept 24

Ministry Formation Directors online discussion group

NALM Listening Session with Archbishop Wester

Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord: A Vision for Building Community and Commitment