THE ART OF FORMING THOSE CALLED TO MINISTRY


The Institute for Lay Ecclesial Ministry and Service provides an integral well-rounded pastoral formation to the lay faithful
who, moved by the Holy Spirit, want to follow Christ through service in the lay pastoral ministry of the Archdiocese of
San Antonio and the global Church. The Institute will form lay leaders called to serve in Catechetical Ministry, Liturgical
Ministry, Marriage and Family Ministry, Youth Ministry, and Pastoral Care.

The Certification Process and Formation Program of the Archdiocese of San Antonio provides the basic theological
understandings, spiritual formation and ministerial methodology necessary for those who are appointed by their pastors
to accompany adults, youth or children.

The Institute provides comprehensive formation for volunteer and professional lay ministers as follows:

PARISH MINISTRY FORMATION

Click on a specific ministry below to download an informational handout (PDF).

MINISTRY AT THE SERVICE OF THE WORD MINISTRY AT THE SERVICE OF THE LITURGY MINISTRY AT THE SERVICE OF CHARITY AND COMMUNION

Catechists

RCIA Teams

Catholic School Teachers

Youth Ministers

Young Adult Ministers

Lectors

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Music Ministers

Hospitality Ministers

Liturgical Environment Ministers

Ministers to the Sick and Homebound

Hospital Ministers

Marriage Teams

Family Life Ministers

Ministers to Deaf Catholics

Pro-Life and Social Justice Ministers

Campus Ministers

Criminal Justice Ministers

Apostolic and Ecclesial Movements, etc.

LAY ECCLESIAL MINISTRY FORMATION

For Lay Ecclesial Ministers in the Archdiocese of San Antonio who serve as Director of Coordinator in Religious
Education/Catechesis, Adult Faith Formation, Liturgy, Youth Ministry, Marriage and Family Life, Campus Ministry,
Hospital, etc.

MOTHER CABRINI PROGRAM

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Thanks to the generous contributions to the Archbishop’s Appeal, Financial assistance is awarded based on need.

 

Questions or Comments?

PETER J. DUCTRÁM

Director for the Institute for Lay Ecclesial Ministry and Service

210-734-5188

  Email Peter