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Lay Associations


Code of Canon Law, c. 298: §1. In the Church there are associations distinct from institutes of consecrated life and societies of apostolic life; in these associations the Christian faithful, whether clerics, lay persons, or clerics and lay persons together, strive in a common endeavor to foster a more perfect life, to promote public worship or Christian doctrine, or to exercise other works of the apostolate such as initiatives of evangelization, works of piety or charity, and those which animate the temporal order with a Christian spirit. §2. The Christian faithful are to join especially those associations which competent ecclesiastical authority has erected, praised, or commended.​​​

Resources/Reflection for Lay Movements:

Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life – supports the life and development of international associations of the faithful, ecclesial movements and new communities. Resources, news and other updates can be found by clicking here.

The Ecclesial Movements – A Theological Reflection on Their Place in the Church – Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger - Proceedings of the World Congress of the Ecclesial Movements Rome, 27-29 May 1998. This thoughtful and insightful reflection can be found here.


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Domestic Church Movement in Canada, Toronto

62 Reiber Crescent
Toronto, M2H 1C4

Dominican Laity (Luce Veritas Fraternity), Mississauga

39 Stavebank Rd. #501
Mississauga, L5G 4N7

Dominican Laity (Pierre Claverie Fraternity), Toronto

c/o University of St. Michael's College
Toronto, M5S 1J4

Domus Dei Music Ministry, Ajax

5 Parkins Drive
Ajax, L1T 3K9

Emmaus Canada, Toronto

3 Flagman St
Toronto, M4E 3X6

Eucharistic Apostles of the Divine Mercy, Thornhill

49 Parsons Place
Thornhill, L4J 7Y4

Family Foundations Institute, Glencoe

203 Reycraft Ave.
Glencoe, N0L 1M0

Family of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Maple

368 Melville Ave.
Maple, L6A 2N8

Family Prayer Mission (Ontario), Mississauga

2478 Callum Ave.
Mississauga, L5B 2H9

Federation of North-American Explorers, Richmond Hill

43 Bluesky Ces
Richmond Hill, L4C 8J2

Fishers of Men for the Kingdom of God, Toronto

3-1967 Lawrence Ave East
Toronto, M1R 2Z2

Focolare Movement, Etobicoke

3 Corbridge Crt.
Etobicoke, M9R 2N9

Fountain of Love and Life, North York

151 Placer Court
North York, M2H 3H9

Franciscans of Mary, North York

11 Valley Woods Road Apt 302
North York , M3A 2R4

Friends of Dismas, Markham

PO Box 117
Markham, L3P 3J5

Gethsemane Ministries, Brampton

20 Sparkling Place
Brampton, L6R 2Y1

Heralds of the Gospel Canada , Schomberg

5535 17th Sideroad
Schomberg, L0G 1T0

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