The Lay Ecclesial Ministry Institute (LEMI) provides ministry formation to those who hold catechetical or youth ministry leadership positions in the Diocese of Richmond.
LEMI enables you to:
June 15, 2019 LEMI Commissioning
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Why Lay Ecclesial Ministry?
“Lay persons who devote themselves permanently or temporarily to some special service of the Church are obliged to acquire the appropriate formation which is required to fulfill their function properly and to carry it out conscientiously, zealously, and diligently.” – Code of Canon Law, Canon 231
Who is a Lay Ecclesial Minister?
A Lay Ecclesial Minister is a lay man or women whose ecclesial service is characterized by:
(Taken from the 2005 USCCB document: Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord: A Resource for Guiding the Development of Lay Ecclesial Ministry)
Who chooses Lay Ecclesial Ministry Institute (LEMI)?
In the Diocese of Richmond, the men and women who choose formation through LEMI are: