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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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St. Paul Street Evangelization - Toronto, Toronto

3 Sedan Avenue
Toronto, M6M 2K3

Tamil Catholic Community of Toronto, Richmond Hill

19 Callowhill Ave
Richmond Hill, L4B 4H5

Teams of Our Lady, Ajax

6 Flowers Cres.
Ajax, L1S 4C1

The Lord's Flock Charismatic Community, Toronto

25 Linden St,
Toronto, M4Y 1V5

The Rosary Apostolate, Inc., Scarborough

1208 Warden Ave.
Scarborough, M1R 2R3

Theresians International, Toronto

c/o Blessed Trinity Church
Toronto, M2M 3R7

Together Education Works, Toronto

31 Lady Bank Road
Toronto, M8Z 4J7

Toronto Chinese Catholic Task-force, Markham

c/o The Chinese Martyrs Catholic Church
Markham, L3S 2J3

Toronto East Goan Seniors Association, Scarborough

22 Revlis Crescent
Scarborough, M1V 1E9

Totally Yours Family Medicine, Niagara Falls

7373 Niagara Square Drive
Niagara Falls , L2H 1J2

Vision of Love Ministry, Ajax

72 Booker Drive
Ajax, L1S 1K1

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