There are many lay associations operating in the Archdiocese of Edmonton. If you’d like us to include a link to your organization here, please contact the Communications Office.
Catholic Women’s League
Knights of Columbus
The Volunteer Services and Safe Environments Lead supports the activities of lay people in the life of the Church in the Archdiocese of Edmonton, including:
- Archdiocesan Pastoral Council
- Together in Ministry (formation for Parish Pastoral Councils)
- Safe Environments & Abuse Prevention
- Volunteer Management
- other lay groups, associations, and movements.
The Vocation of the Laity to the Apostolate
The Church was founded for the purpose of spreading the kingdom of Christ throughout the earth for the glory of God the Father, to enable all men to share in His saving redemption,(1) and that through them the whole world might enter into a relationship with Christ. All activity of the Mystical Body directed to the attainment of this goal is called the apostolate, which the Church carries on in various ways through all her members. For the Christian vocation by its very nature is also a vocation to the apostolate. No part of the structure of a living body is merely passive but has a share in the functions as well as life of the body: so, too, in the body of Christ, which is the Church.
(Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, Apostolicam Actuositatem, Pope Paul VI, 1965)