WASHINGTON (January 30, 2007)- The 2007-2009 Directory of Lay Movements, Organizations and Professional Associations has been published by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Secretariat for Family, Laity, Women and Youth.
The directory contains information about more than 100 groups that are national or international in scope and that have laity as a significant part of their leadership and membership. The groups listed include three types: lay movements, which have a specific apostolic or pastoral purpose; professional associations, whose membership is drawn from a profession or a particular church ministry; and other lay organizations that provide services related to church ministry. The directory also contains information for those who want to learn more about secular institutes, third orders, and lay missionary organizations.
Copies of the directory are available for $6 each, including postage, and may be ordered by sending a check made out to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and mailed to:
USCCB Committee on the Laity
3211 Fourth Street N.E.
Washington, DC 20017-1194