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 summer 2014.
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 LMAP-USML@comcast.net.
For more information on upcoming formation days, see Events on the Institute's home page.
Formation 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
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