The Franciscan Lay Apostolate is currently under the direction of Fra Chris Dickson, F.L.A. Along
with his staff, the F.L.A. works to foster the spread of
the Gospel, the Good News of Jesus Christ, and helps to raise the dignity of people's lives in Appalachia.
is the Second Vatican Council's Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity.
It defines the mission of the lay Christian faithful to both "lead
non-believers to the faith and to instruct, strengthen, and encourage
the faithful to a more fervent life". The lay apostolate is made up from laypeople and consecrated religious who exercise a ministry in cooperation with the Catholic Church.
These organizations cooperate with ecclesiastical authorities. They
operate "under direction of her pastors" but are not members of the
official Church hierarchy nor in Holy Orders.
Apostolates operate with the permission of the local Ordinary of a Diocese, but without material support. The Franciscan Lay Apostolate does not
employ a professional fund raiser. We depend solely upon contributions from
people like yourself.
Won't you please prayerfully consider a one-time gift of $5.00 or $10.00 to help us tend to the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of our brothers and sisters in Appalachia?
Mailing Address (Currently):
P.O. Box 114
Richmond, IN 47375-0114
Thank you for your kind consideration and Pace e Bene!
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