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Here are links to the NALM Proposed Changes to the Vision and Value Statements, and Bylaws

NALM has proposed to changes to the following two areas.  Please click on each one separately to view the proposed changes.  If you are a member of NALM, we invite you to offer feedback on the changes.  Deadline for feedback is Monday, July 6, 2020:

NALM Mission and Vision Values Statement

NALM Bylaws

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Importance Notice: NALM 2020 Annual Conference postponed until June 2021.


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.

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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.

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