lay ecclesial ministry summit

Lay ministers share co-responsibility for furthering evangelization mission of the Church


A Lay Ecclesial Ministry Summit was held June 7-8 in St. Louis to mark the tenth anniversary of U.S. bishops’ pastoral statement, “Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord.” The summit proceeded the bishop’s annual Spring General Assembly, June 10-12 in St. Louis Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, gave the keynote presentation at the summit.

As the role of the laity in the Church expands, lay ministers share a co-responsibility with their ordained counterparts in furthering the mission of evangelization in the Church, said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo.

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