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.
If you would like to be added to the LMAP mailing list contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing Enrichment Events 2015-2016
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
You must register for this retreat with Cardinal Stritch Retreat House - not with the Institute. Please see the flyer for details.
More information will follow on these events:
- Oct. 31, 2015: Spirituality with Fr. Michael Fuller
- January 30, 2016: The Book of Revelation with Fr. McIlhone
- April 30, 2016: The Religion of Islam with Rita George