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Title: Formation Seminar Series II Our Rule

Formation Seminar Series IIOur Rule History
and Application
  • The Catholic Church and Lay Spirituality in the
    Light of Vatican II
  • Sacred Scripture Lay Sprituality
  • Papal Encyclicals Pastoral Statements
  • Pauline Rule from Vatican II and Living It Today

Vatican II
John XXIII October, 1962 to Paul VI December,
Decree on the Apostolate of Lay
Promulgated by His Holiness, Pope Paul VI
View of Laity Vatican I and Vatican II
  • Vatican I
  • Not a society of equals
  • Some are authorized to sanctify, teach and govern
    and others do not have this authority.
  • Vatican II
  • They share in the priestly, prophetic, and
    kingly functions of Christ.
  • Live in the world, seek the kingdom of God by
    ordering temporal affairs to God's Plan.

Apostolicam Actuositatem
  • What is the Lay Apostolate?
  • The Fundemental Principles
  • The Forms of Lay Apostolate
  • The Areas of Lay Apostolate
  • Pastoral Directives for a more Effective
    Development of Lay Apostolate

What is the Lay Apostolate?
  • Christ's redemptive work
  • Renewal of the temporal order, our special
  • Evangilization and Sanctification of the World.

The Fundemental Principles of Lay Spirituality
  • Diversity of ministry oneness of mission
  • Bear witness
  • Leaven
  • Gifted
  • Apostolate active where we are.
  • both believers and citizens
  • our state in life
  • Apostolate involves
  • Life's witness
  • Announcing Christ to the World
  • Infuse Christian values into our world
  • Cooperate with others.

The Forms of the Lay Apostolate
  • Forms
  • Individual
  • All are called
  • Live in faith, hope and charity
  • Restricted freedom
  • Group
  • United effort
  • Sustain members
  • Serve the mission

Areas of the Apostolate
  • Church Communities
  • Participation in liturgical life
  • Catechetical Instructors
  • Administration
  • The Family
  • The vital cell
  • Youth
  • Increasing Importance
  • Work with their peers
  • Adults must support

Areas of Lay Apostolate
  • Minister to Each Other
  • Christian generosity
  • Beacon of faith
  • National and International Levels
  • Improve institution
  • Solidarity of peoples
  • Brotherly union

Pastoral Directives for More Effective
Development of Lay Apostolate
  • Formation
  • Begin in youth - continue throughout life
  • Individual's responsiblity
  • Responsability of Catholic Educational Entities
  • Relations with Clergy and Religous
  • Mutual Respect
  • Priests promote the laity
  • Papal Secretariat

  • Priestly and Prophetic
  • Gifted by the Holy Spirit
  • Formed
  • Leaven

Sanctification and Evangilization of the World
  • Teach us to enter more deeply into the mystery of
    the church that it may be more effective for
    ourselves and for the world as the sacrament of
  • Friend of the human race, teach us concern for
    our neighbor as you have commanded that all may
    see You more clearly as the light of the world.
  • Divine Office Lenten Responses

  • 1. How can I or have I influenced others by the
    way I live in the light of the Gospel?
  • 2. How can I join with others in the
    Sanctification of the World?
  • 3. What is my greatest challenge in answering the
    call to Sanctify and Evangelize the World?
  • 4. How is it possible for temporal goods, such
    as economic wealth, modes of recreation and
    pleasure to be both good and bad?
  • 5/6. How can I be active in the Apostolate while
    in the work place/volunteer groups?
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