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

P.A.A.C. (The Pastoral Associates: Archdiocese of Chicago)

  • P.A.A.C. is a grass roots organization founded in 1983, dedicated to pastoral ministry within the Archdiocese of Chicago, and committed to an inclusive model that seeks collaboration and mutuality in mission and ministry.
  • P.A.A.C. is governed by a Board which consists of officers and pastoral associate representatives from each vicariate.
  • P.A.A.C. offers opportunities for ongoing education and formation -
    · Annual Fall Conference
    · Annual Spring Luncheon with renowned speakers
  • Members of P.A.A.C. hold seats on the Pastoral Associate Certification Commission.
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