Final round of Accreditation for 2017

Lay Ecclesial Ministers (LEMs), just like the ordained, need and deserve formation of high standards that will provide them with the necessary skills and resources to adequately minister to the community they serve within. The LEM Accreditation Standards document outlines a series of standards and competencies that are required in order to obtain accreditation as a LEM in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. There are various ‘grades’ of accreditation all with a corresponding and expected level of competency.
Final Round of Applications closes 29 September
Applications for accreditation as a Lay Ecclesial Minister in the Archdiocese of Melbourne are assessed by the LEM Assessment Panel. The final round of applications for 2017 is currently underway and all applications must be received by Friday 29 September. Applicants will be notified of the outcome in early November. 
If you have been thinking about seeking accreditation for the first time, gaining accreditation at a higher grade, re-accrediting your current level or confirming your provisional accreditation then please contact the Secretariat for Lay Ecclesial Ministry and we can guide you through the application process and provide the application forms. 
Upcoming Gatherings for Lay Ecclesial Ministers (download flyer)
All Pastoral Associates, Pastoral Workers and Lay Chaplains are asked to mark the following dates in their diaries: 
  • Morning Tea - Tuesday 19 September, 10.30am @ Cardinal Knox Centre East Melbourne
  • Annual Christmas Mass & Luncheon - Thursday 7 December, 12noon (mass) followed by lunch @ St John the Evangelist East Melbourne   
Have your contact details changed?
Have your contact details and/or place of work changed? Download and fill in the contact details form so we can update our records. The Office contacts LEMs for all matters regarding to accreditation, ministry supervision and training and formation opportunities.  
Please contact the Secretariat for Lay Ecclesial Ministry on (03) 9926 5765 or by email

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