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HISTORY
Building Relationships as Lay Ecclesial Ministers
Celebrating Over 40 Years of Grace and Hope * 1977-2019

 

Read the history of and commitment to the role of lay ecclesial ministers in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

History of APM

APM was formally established in 1977 to be a support community for women and men in various pastoral ministries in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. APM members have an abiding concern for the human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral dimensions of the person. Our members bring to their ministry prayerfulness, the gift of being a “listening presence”, an open willingness to share their personal faith, patience, compassion, a sense of humor, and a keen sense of integrity by living by the APM Code of Ethics and Competency Standards.  This continues to be our commitment to all those in pastoral ministries in our Archdiocese.