The Office of Parish Life is responsible for assisting men and women discerning a call to lay ecclesial ministry as Pastoral Associates
and Parish Life Directors
, and for their formation and preparation for ministry.
In addition to overseeing the Certification Process
, the Office provides a Formation Program designed to help develop and support the Human, Intellectual, Spiritual and Pastoral character of the candidate, in accordance with the Ministry Standards required by the National Certification Standards for Lay Ecclesial Ministers
approved by the USCCB Commission on Certification and Accreditation in November 2011.
Katherine R Enright
Director of the Office of Parish Life
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
3424 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel. 213 637 7533