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Lay Ministry Alumni Program

The Lay Ministry Alumni Program (LMAP) provides ongoing formation, continuing education, and peer sharing for graduates of former lay ministry formation programs including Called & Gifted.  Launched in 2012 as a pilot project, LMAP became an official program of the Institute for Lay Formation in the summer 2014.

The program continues to draw many alums from all over the diocese. The program's inaugural formation day, “Who Do You Say that I Am?” took place in October 2012 at the University of St. Mary of the Lake.  It was attended by 65 graduates representing 17 cohort years and over 30 parishes.  It was a time of reconnecting with classmates, renewing personal spirituality, sharing with peer ministers, and remembering the energy and camaraderie of previous formation days.

With continued support and attendance from the alumni, LMAP plans to hold 3–4 formation days each year featuring notable presenters.  Relevant topics will be drawn from areas of theology, ministerial skills, catechesis, and spirituality.

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Ongoing Enrichment Events 2014-2015


Saturday, November 1, 2014, 9am – 3:30pm

All Saints Day Mass begins in the Main Chapel (600 Bldg) at 9am

Topic: Pastoral Leadership – Called to Make Disciples

Presenter: Mark Mogilka, Diocese of Green Bay

Location: University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein


Saturday, January 24, 2015, 9am – 3pm

Topic: The Bible - How do we know what we know?

Presenter: Dr. Pauline Viviano

Location: St. Edward Church Hall, Chicago


Saturday April 25, 2015. 9am - 3pm

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Topic: Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium) - A Day of Reflection on Pope Francis' Call to Missionary Conversion.

Presenter: Fr. Scott Hebden

Location: St. Joseph Church, Libertyville


Saturday, June 27, 2015, 9am - 4pm followed by Mass

LMAP Summer Retreat

Retreat Director: Monsignor Dennis Lyle

Location: Cardinal Stritch Retreat Center at USML. Mundelein

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