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Parish Pastoral Ministry in the 21st Century - Where is the Road Leading Us?

In collaboration with the National Association of Catholic Chaplains

Today we lay ministers were inspired, supported, and encouraged by Bishop Kane, who presided at Mass this morning - click here to read his homily:

Bishop Kane's homily at the NALM Conference, May 30, 2019

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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Help support the National Association for Lay Ministry by giving to the Annual Appeal.  Your contributions support the website, administrative costs, and much more.  In addition to giving, consider joining one of NALM's committees to become more actively involved with other lay ministers across the nation.

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