The Lay Ministry Formation Program is focused on forming people to live out their baptismal commitment in a profound and balanced way in their everyday lives. There is a strong emphasis on the integration of knowledge, spirituality and community.

The program aims to deepen our understanding of the church.

To strengthen the ability to access one's own gifts and talents and how these may be used in the service of the people of God within the family,
work place, community or parish.

To develop the candidate's spiritual life commitment to Christ.

To develop some skills and working knowledge in particular areas of service.

June 2013 Newsletter featuring stories of parishioners who have graduated from the program over the past 30 years.
Version included as paper copy with bulletin (PDF)
(edited for space restrictions)

Extended Version with unedited stories (PDF)


Individual Stories: (all PDF format)
Linda Cinq-Mars

Pat Dergo

Lucille Harrick

Frances Keller

Richard Mantyak


Don McGuire


Paula & Bill Nistor


Roseann Schafer


Maryanne Schmeiser


Carol & Bruce Sheldon



The three-year program runs one weekend a month from October to June and is held at St. Michael's Retreat House, Lumsden. Weekends begin Friday at 8:00 p.m. and conclude with Sunday Eucharist at 3:00 p.m.

Candidates are asked to make a commitment of one year at a time. An initial commitment does not indicate that one is obligated to participate in the course for the full three years or even for three
consecutive years.

Cost of the program is $500 per year from the candidate. The parish contributes $500 and the Archdiocese of Regina subsidizes the remainder of the costs.

If you are interested, please contact Linda 306-545-9123 or Father John at the church.