About the Subsidy
The Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan of 2013 promotes the deployment of Lay Pastoral Associates in our parishes to assist Pastors and Parishioners in achieving the objectives listed in the Pastoral Plan. The 2017 document A Vision for Lay Pastoral Ministry in the Archdiocese of Toronto describes the roles and accountabilities of Lay Pastoral Associates.
The Office of Formation for Discipleship has received funds from the Archdiocesan Family of Faith Campaign to provide subsidies to parishes wanting to employ Lay Pastoral Associates. To date, 10 parishes have received funding for the employment of LPA and the results have been very positive! We have the capacity to fund an additional 12 positions, depending on the ratio of funding, which can vary from 25% - 100%, depending on the parish's financial need.
The Family of Faith Lay Pastoral Ministry Subsidy Program is funded through the generous support of donors to the Family of Faith Campaign.
Interested in Applying?
Review, complete, and submit the Application Form for LPA Subsidy to Fr. Chris Cauchi, Director of the Office of Formation for Discipleship by:
mail: Office of Formation for Discipleship
Archdiocese of Toronto
1155 Yonge Street, 5th floor
Toronto, ON M4T 1W2
Applications must be received by the end of March 2021
Applicants will be informed by the end of April 2021
Please email Fr. Chris Cauchi at 416-934-0606, ext. 520 or Beverly O'Grady at ext. 508 or email@example.com.