TALP

 

« In many particular Churches, the collaboration of non-ordained followers to the pastoral ministry of the clergy is done in a very positive manner…  These followers are called and deputized to perform some very specific duties, as important as they may be delicate, supported by the grace of the Lord, accompanied by sacred ministers, and welcomed by the communities to which they offer their services.  The sacred pastors are deeply grateful for the generosity with which numerous consecrated people and lay faithful offer themselves for this specific service, accomplished with a loyal sensus Ecclesiae and an edifying devotion. » (Instructions on the collaboration of the lay faithful to the ministry, Foreword)