Formerly known as “Lay Ministry”, this ministry sets us on a path of aligning ourselves with the recent pastoral document of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Co-Workers in the Vineyard: A Resource Guide for the Development of Lay Ecclesial Ministry. This ministry offers a more formal catechetical path than does Adult Enrichment. Participants who successfully complete two years of courses earn Diocesan certification, and can then choose a specialized ministry topic for their third year track.

Adult Enrichment

“…in everything we do commending ourselves as ministers of God…”
                                                                                          2 Corinthians 6:4

 

Adult Enrichment and Lay Ecclesial Ministry Office
St. Patrick School Building
625 Park Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15902
Phone: (814) 361-2000

Deacon Michael Russo
Ministerial Coordinator
E-Mail: mrusso@dioceseaj.org

Mrs. Marybeth Heinze
Administrative Assistant
E-mail: mheinze@dioceseaj.org

THE OFFICE OF ADULT ENRICHMENT AND LAY ECCLESIAL MINISTRY
ANNOUNCES THE 2017-2018 CLASS SCHEDULE

To view class information, please click on the link below:
2017-2018 Schedule of Classes

  • Heart of Faith
  • Old Testament
  • Living Your Strengths Workshop
  • Christian Prayer and Spirituality

  • New Testament
  • Sacraments
  • Church History
  • “Discovering God’s Vision for Your Life” Retreat

Tony DeGol interviews Deacon Michael Russo and Marybeth Heinze from the Adult Enrichment/Lay Ecclesial Ministry Offices about upcoming classes. Watch Now

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~CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES~

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PRAYING WITH ICONS

Icons are not simply art; they are a way into contemplative prayer, and therefore one way to let God speak to us.  The class, Praying With Icons, focuses on the Festal Icons (the major events in the life of Christ and the Theotokos) and the Sacred Scripture that speaks to us through the sacred images.  Deacon Michael Russo will be presenting this eight week course beginning Tuesday, May 16th from 6:30-8:30 PM at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Altoona.  The cost of the course is $35.  For the complete schedule of class dates and registration, please contact Marybeth at the Office of Adult Enrichment and Lay Ecclesial Ministries at 814-361-2000 or by email at mheinze@dioceseaj.org  All are welcome!

Praying With Icons Registration Form