Once you have been accepted for lay service, the preparation will depend on the role and may include:
prerequisite education or training
- a CRB check
- shadowing someone in that role
- and above all prayer
You have called me to life
and gifted me in many ways.
Through Baptism You have sent me
to continue the mission of Jesus
by sharing my love with others.
Strengthen me to respond to
Your call each day.
Help me to become all You desire of me.
Inspire me to make a difference in others' lives.
Lead me to choose the way of life
You have planned for me.
Open the hearts of all to listen to Your call.
Fill all with Your Holy Spirit that I may have listening heart and the courage to respond to You.
Enkindle in my heart the desire to make the world a better place by my lay service.