Laity Involvement


The Laity Call to Holiness:

Called and Gifted for the Third MillenniumIn 1980 we bishops listened to the message of that same Holy Spirit. In our pastoral statement Called and Gifted, we acknowledged and reflected upon the ways lay men and women were answering the Lord's call and employing their gifts to take an active and responsible part in the mission of the Church.

Now, fifteen years after Called and Gifted, we take that statement's four "calls"—to holiness, to community, to mission and ministry, and to adulthood/Christian maturity—and update them in light of Church teaching, pastoral practice, and changing conditions in the world. We also identify several challenges and suggest questions for individual and group reflection.
(Introduction, paragraph 2 and 3)

Serving the communities of Darwin, Dassel and Cokato

St John's Catholic Church
106 North 4th Street,

Darwin, MN 55324