Training Courses

Ministry of Lay Pastoral Leader    A new Volunteer Ministry 

Next training programme will start in 2025

Parish life has changed greatly. One obvious change is that there are fewer priests. This has resulted in some parishes having no resident priest. Where once we had a priest in each parish, now many parishes are served by the priests of the pastoral area.

People are concerned about the future of their parishes. In the future, parishes will be served by a team of clergy and lay pastoral leaders working together as a team.

The ministry of the lay pastoral leader is a ministry of co-ordinating, leading and supporting pastoral activities in their local area. It will involve taking responsibility for some ministries traditionally carried out by priests. This new ministry will complement the ministry of the deacon and the priest.

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