Archdiocese of Chicago
Office for Lay Ecclesial Ministry
Department of Personnel Services

Functions/Overview of the Office

  • Serves as the representative of and advocate for lay ecclesial ministers and other lay ministers in the Archdiocese
  • Provides resources and information on lay ecclesial ministry to all in need of such resources
  • Serves as the Archdiocesan liaison with pastoral associates
  • Provides for the certification and recertification of pastoral associates,
  • Provides salary and benefits guidelines for pastoral associates, and tools for their performance review
  • Offers ministerial career guidance for pastoral associates
Acts as liaison to the Archbishop for P.A.A.C. (Pastoral Associates: Archdiocese of Chicago)
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