Liturgical Ministry Online Resources


Called and Gifted: The American Catholic Laity

      A statement issued by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. (11/30/1980)


Catechism of the Catholic Church 2nd Edition(Online Version)

      Part One: The Profession of Faith

Section Two: The Profession of the Christian Faith(The Creeds)

Chapter Three: I believe in the Holy Spirit

Article 9: "I believe in the Holy Catholic Church"

Paragraph 4: Christ's Faithful

II: The Lay Faithful(897)

The Vocation of Lay People (898-900)

The Participation of Lay People in Christ's Priestly Office (901-903)

Participation in Christ's Prophetic Office (904-97)

Participation in Christ's Kingly Office (909-912)


Christifidideles Laici(Christ's Faithful People)

      Apostolic Exhortation, of His Holiness John Paul II on the Vocation and Mission of the Lay Faithful in the Church and in the World.                                       (12/30/1988)


Apostolicam Actuositatem

      Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, Pope Paul VI


Lumen Gentium(The Light of Humanity)

      Dogmatic Constitution on the Church


Gaudete et Exsultate(Rejoice and be Glad)

      Apostolic Exhortation on the Call to Holiness, Pope Francis


Code of Canon Law

   Book II:  The People of God(cc. 204-746)

Part I;  The Christian Faithful(cc. 204-329)

Title I:  The Obligations and Rights of All the Christian Faithful(cc. 208-223)

Title II  The Obligations and Rights of the Lay Christian Fiathful(cc. 224-231)