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Institute for Lay Formation

Overview

The Archdiocese of Chicago has been blessed with many lay women and men who love God and wish to serve Him.  The Institute for Lay Formation, a part of the University of St. Mary of the Lake, exists in order to foster the development of these men and women so that they may best respond to God’s call.  This call can come in many forms and the Institute has continued to develop its programming in response to these different calls.

We welcome you to our website and we wish you good reading.  As you navigate you will be invited to contact us and we hope that you do just that.  Oftentimes conversations are the best way to discern, learn and explore.  So please feel free to contact us either by phone or email.

Thank you and may our Lord Jesus Christ be with you as you explore this most important and worthy decision.


What's Happening?

Lay Leadership: Accepting Applications for 2014-2015

Learn more about the program and the application process.

Lay Leadership: Accepting Applications for 2014-2015

Lay Ecclesial Ministry: Accepting Applications for 2014-2015

Learn more about the program and the application process.

Lay Ecclesial Ministry: Accepting Applications for 2014-2015

New Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (M.A.P.S.) program

In Fall 2014 the University of St. Mary of the Lake will launch a new M.A.P.S. program administed by the Institute for Lay Formation.

Institute to Launch M.A.P.S. Program for Lay Students at USML

Save the Date! The Fire Within: Lay Ministry in Today's Church

National Association for Lay Ministry annual conference coming to Chicago May 28-31, 2014!

Save the Date!  The Fire Within: Lay Ministry in Today's Church - NALM Conference 2014
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