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Has “Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord” achieved its intended purpose 15 years out?

By Jeff Andrini

This article summarizes the results of our recent NALM Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord survey and if it stirs you in some way, or you have the desire for further reflection on Co-Workers, we invite you to share and discuss the article with ministry colleagues. Reflection questions are provided at the end of the article. Special thanks to all who participated in the survey.  Click here to read and download the article.

Priestly Formation in Collaboration with the Laity

Did you know the seminarian formation guidelines are being revised?  If you missed our document, click on the English or Spanish version below to read, respond to, and share with others, especially those involved in formation for seminarians as well as those in lay ministry graduate programs.  Priestly Formation in Collaboration with the Laity:  English. en Españo


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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.

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