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Offices Parish Life Lay Ecclesial Ministry Application Process & Scholarships

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Application Process & Scholarships

What is required for admission?

Applications are given to potential candidates following an initial interview with the Director of the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Office. Following the completion of all application materials, the applicant is interviewed by the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Office Advisory Board. This interview provides the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Office staff with additional discernment regarding the applicant’s readiness for acceptance into the process.

With approval from the Advisory Board, psychological testing and assessment takes place and completes the Acceptance Process. Candidates are then informed of their acceptance. Orientation to the process takes place during the summer. Formation begins at the start of the academic year in the fall.

What materials are required for application to the process?

  • Application Form – available only following individual interview with Office staff
  • Letter of Reference/Endorsement from the Pastor
  • Three Personal and one Business/Ministerial Reference
  • Letter of Support from your Spouse or Religious Community
  • Current Sacramental Records
  • Educational Transcripts
  • Vision of Ministry Essay (1-3 pages)
  • Faith Life Autobiography (3-5 pages)
  • Protecting God’s Children (Virtus) Compliance
  • $75 Application Fee

All materials are due to the office:   

Lay Ecclesial Ministry Office
 28700 Euclid Avenue
Wickliffe, OH 44092
(440) 943-7670

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