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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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Our Lady of Guadalupe Devotees, Markham

48 Bradley Rd.
Markham, L3S 1N6

Pax Christi Toronto - Catholics for Peace, Newmarket

33 Eastman Crescent
Newmarket, L3Y 5T9


5315 Thornwood Drive
Mississauga, L4Z 3H1

Precious Blood of Christ Prayer Community, Scarborough

89 Tansley Avenue
Scarborough, M1J 1P4

Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, Ajax

50 Cluett Drive
Ajax, L1S 7C3

Right to Life Mississauga & Area, Mississauga

2656 Crystalburn Ave
Mississauga, L5B 2N8

Servant Leader of the El Shaddai DWXI-PPFI, Toronto

535 Lawrence Avenue West
Toronto, M6A 1A3

Servants at the Lord's Table, MARKHAM

22 Truchard Ave

Servite Domino in Laetitia, Markham ON

79 Breckonwood Crescent
Markham ON, L3T 5G8

Silent Children's Mission, Schomberg

RR# 1 16060 Concession 8
Schomberg, L0G 1T0

Società Unita, Etobicoke

1775 Islington Ave.
Etobicoke, M9P 3N2

St. Josephine Bakhita Black Heritage, Markham

6 Dewberry Drive
Markham, L3S 2R7

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys FertilityCare Toronto, Richmond Hill

201-9225 Leslie Street
Richmond Hill, L4B 3H6

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