Becoming a Resurrectionist or a Lay Associate


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Lay Associate

Our new Lay Associate Program is growing in membership out of a desire from Resurrectionists to have more collaboration with lay people and respond to their desire to have a deeper lived experience of "Resurrecting Society." This exciting new program is called "Apostles of the Resurrection".

As Resurrectionists we invite lay people to live out their vocation to holiness by sharing in our Resurrectionist spirituality, and to work with us for the resurrection of society by embracing our Charism and Mission in their everyday lives. In order to commit himself or herself more fully, a lay person may wish to become our Lay Associate – an Apostle of the Resurrection.

Our next Apostles of the Resurrection Gathering will take place on Saturday, March 7th at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 49 Blueridge Avenue, Kitchener. Lunch will follow this gathering.  All are welcome to "come and see" how this dynamic group is making a difference!  Take some time to join us for some fun, fellowship and food. We hope to see you there. New meeting dates will be finalized at this meeting. 


Rome, June 28 – July 4, 2020

The Congregation of the Resurrection is calling for representatives from all their lay associations around the world to gather together at the Generalate in Rome this coming June. According to Superior General, Fr. Paul Voisin, CR, the lay associations are “in keeping with the life of Janski’s house in Paris, and their outreach to like-minded individuals to share in their life and work.” The purpose of the gathering will be to help the lay associates deepen their appropriation of the Resurrectionist charism and spirituality. Fr. Paul hopes that a “How To” booklet can be developed at the gathering “that can be applied to each jurisdiction to promote, form and accompany lay associates.” Fr. Raphael Ma, CR will attend, along with two Apostles. Representatives will be chosen in the coming months.

Want more information on this dynamic group?

Our “Apostles Handbook” which includes all of the important details regarding this special program, is available for downloading HERE.  

Copies of this handbook are available in all of our CR parishes and at future meetings (as well as mailed out upon request)

If you would like to know more about the "Apostles of the Resurrection" you are welcome to attend any or all of our 2019 meetings – view the 2019 schedule  or contact us for more details.

You can download the Application Form and the Pastoral Reference Letter HERE.

St. Mary Magdalene, patron saint of the Apostles of the Resurrection, pray for us!