A young women kneels in prayer

"Lay people, too, sharing in the priestly, prophetical and kingly office of Christ, play their part in the mission of the whole people of God in the Church and in the World." The Second Vatican Council, Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, #2, 1965.

Church Teaching on the Roles & Responsibilities of Laity

Ecclesial Movements, Organizations, and Professional Associations

Lay Ecclesial Ministry 

Past USCCB Projects and Initiatives

Continuing Formation