The Diocesan Lay Pastoral Associate (LPA) Formation Program

April 11, 2018



The Diocese of Charlottetown for the past twelve years has been promoting the formation of lay persons to be involved in such pastoral ministry areas as: catechetical coordination, youth and young adult ministry, visiting the sick and the house-bound, grief ministry, and out-reach ministry to the poor and marginalized.


Lay Pastoral Associates Group 2018

Over these years some 28 individuals have completed this formation program. Currently, the program is in its fourth offering with eight candidates from six different parishes.  An intake of additional candidates is planned for this September, 2018.


Individuals who may be interested should approach their parish priest and seek their guidance about their parish community supporting their candidacy in the program.  For further general information, individuals can also contact the Diocesan Centre at 1-902-368-8005.