Lay Ministry Formation and Leadership 2021-22

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  • Already serving the parish in a ministry position but wishing for a broader understanding of it?
  • In a leadership position in the parish but you know that understanding more about the church would be beneficial?
  • Wanting to connect with others in ministry outside your parish?
  • Desiring to offer something new in your parish?

This may be your next step!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021-2022 Diocese of Reno Lay Ministry Formation and Leadership program.

This diocesan program takes participants deeper into faith and ministry. Meetings are held one Saturday per month in Reno, September-May.  Zooming will be utilized as needed.

Interested? Intrigued? Talk to your pastor about your interest!  Go to the diocesan website for the brochure and an application form:  Or go to the diocesan website, click on “Our Works”, then click on Lay Ministry Formation and Leadership.

Topics include: Conscience Formation; Spiritual Foundation for Leadership; Pastoral Theology; Gospel Spirituality; Themes of Catholic Social Teaching; Basic Principles and Priorities of the Liturgy; Prayer and Spirituality; The Creed; Strength Finders.

Comments from previous participants: “The fire continues to burn in my heart after my additional formation.” “It filled some of the weaknesses in my foundational knowledge of the Bible, Catholic doctrine and practice.” “I feel as if I have a great network of faith-filled individuals that I can still communicate with.” “I loved going to our monthly classes and always was excited and looking forward to them because I knew I was not going to leave “Empty Hearted.” Even when I already knew what the class was all about, the Holy Spirit always gave me new insights, new revelations, new wisdom.” 

Questions? Contact Dr. Lauri Anne Reinhart at 326-9431 or

Applications must be received by August 1, 2021