5.9.6.4 Lay Ecclesial Ministers and Divine Worship

1. In liturgical matters and the administration of sacraments, the laws of the universal Church and the U.S. Episcopal conference as well as the norms of #5.0 Sanctifying Function are to be particularly observed by all lay ecclesial ministers.

2. Apart from their provisions, no mandate, authorization or delegation to perform functions proper to the ordained may be given to them without the written consent of the diocesan bishop.

3. All lay ecclesial ministers are to avoid any appearance of simulating functions reserved to the clergy.

4. Albs may be worn by lay ecclesial ministers only according to the liturgical norms. The Office of Worship is to be consulted if questions arise.




Date approved by Bishop


Posted by
Msgr. S. J. Raica, chancellor