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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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Hermandad Del Divino Nino Jesus, SCARBOROUGH


Jesus Youth Canada, Toronto

8 Jaguar Street
Toronto, M1B 6G2

Jornadas de Vida Cristiana, Toronto

4 Haynes Ave.
Toronto, M3J 3P6

Journeys Worth Taking, Markham

113 Senator Reesor's Drive
Markham, L3P 3E6

Knights of St. John International - Canada, Brampton

26, Royce Avenue
Brampton, L6Y 1J5

Kolbe Eucharistic Apostolate, The, Toronto

300 Wolverleigh Blvd.
Toronto, M4C 1S6

Legion of Mary - Toronto Senatus, Toronto

Nazareth House - 2472 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, M4C 1K9

Light of Jesus Community-Canada Inc., Mississauga

520 Novo Star Drive, Unit 44
Mississauga, L5W 1X7

Madonna House Apostolate, Toronto

501 Parkside Drive
Toronto, M6R 2Z9

Magnificat Charismatic Prayer Community, Markham

1 Willow Trail Road
Markham, L6E 1V2

Mary Undoer of Knots, Brampton

271 Richvale Drive South, unit # 1
Brampton, L6Z 4W6

Medjugorje Centre of Canada, Richmond Hill,

360 Highway 7 East, Lower Level
Richmond Hill, , L4B 3Y7

Morning Light Ministry, Mississauga

11 Peter St South
Mississauga, L5H 2G1

Natural Family Planning Association, Toronto

3050 Yonge Street, Suite 205
Toronto, M4N 2K4

One Hour With Jesus, Maple

73 Crieff Avenue
Maple, L6A 2B9


c/o St. Francis Xavier Parish
Mississauga, L5V 2N6

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