188.8.131.52 Competency and Eligibility for Lay Ecclesial Ministry
1. Eligibility to serve as a lay ecclesial minister in the Diocese of Lansing and its parishes, schools and other units requires that a person:
a. be fully initiated or received into the Catholic Church, a lay member of the Christian faithful;
b. be in unimpaired communion with the Catholic Church and live a life in harmony with Catholic moral teachings;  and
c. be in compliance with all norms treated in #2.1.1 Norms to Protect the Good of Persons and the Common Good.
2. A lay ecclesial minister must possess the appropriate human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral formation, qualities and competencies required to properly fulfill the service or function. 
 cc. 842§1, 204, 205, 209 §1. In particular, they must remain in full communion through the bonds of the profession of faith, the sacraments and ecclesiastical governance.
 USCCB, Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord: A Resource for Guiding the Development of Lay Ecclesial Ministry (2005), p. 34 [format altered from original].