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laity

laymen, as distinguished from clergymen
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full-time lay ministers and that the church needs to move faster in empowering laypersons in ministry.
Lay ministers have used several prayer services, including one from the Iona Christian community, but Oatway says the current service was written specifically for use in the chapel by the former dean of the cathedral, Louise Peters (now executive director, Sorrento Retreat and Conference Centre).
Through the inclusion of these practical materials, which encourage readers to relate the materials to their own experience, lay ministers are invited to engage in conversation with the tradition.
He added that the lay ministers would receive continuing support and training to ensure that the service they provide was not seen by Catholics as "second-class".
With a desire to help parishioners and lay ministers grow stronger in the delivery of service to others and to make that delivery more evident in their daily lives, Joanne Rypma has carefully selected a series of scriptural passages for weekend readings in the church for the liturgical years A, B and C.
More than 100 Mennonite pastors and lay ministers released a letter in April to the Mennonite Church USA, calling for the denomination to extend full welcome to gay and lesbian people and inviting the church to confess its exclusion.
Mr Woolas's remarks potentially lay ministers open to the charge that they are now promising "British jobs for British graduates".
The initiative is for ordained, diaconal, and lay ministers.
Given to the diocese in 1938 to train lay ministers and clergy, it is now "tired" and in need of a modern makeover.
The headlines of Saturday's paper revealed a major search for lay ministers in the parishes of the San Fernando Valley.
Lay ministers have led the services for the past year.
These three categories of ministers--ordained, rostered lay ministers, and ministers in daily life--are what will occupy us in the three days of this conference, as they will continue to occupy us when we return home to the mass and mission in our home towns and in the world.