The Church is supportive of those lay faithful who may be called to form or participate in any of a variety of lay organizations whether private or public. While not part of the diocesan curia or under the direct control of the bishop, they serve a collaborative and complimentary role in ecclesial ministry by their own purpose, spirituality or charism. Lay organizations of the faithful are recognized by the diocesan ordinary.
Dennis Johnson, Jr.
Secretary for Laity, Family, and Life