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Friday, July 15, 2011

What are the types of Lay Membership in SOLT?

New Lay Members Making Public Commitment in SOLT

Membership

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s Catholics, we are all called to be missionaries. While some are called to undertake apostolic works in foreign mission fields, others are called to become missionaries by praying for those whom God has sent "to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit..." Lay membership levels in Our Lady's Society reflect these individual differences in callings, age, and family circumstances. The Society offers different types of membership ranging from Definitive Members who leave home to serve on SOLT Ecclesial Teams to Missionaries of Mercy who remain at home and offer their sufferings and prayers for the mission of Our Lady’s Society. Specific Membership Types include:

MISSIONARIES OF MERCY are those persons who expressly offer their sufferings and prayers for the mission of Our Lady’s Society and particularly the Priests who are both Priest and victim.


VOLUNTEERS are those persons who answer the call of God to gift themselves voluntarily and freely to serve for a period of time. While they only associate themselves with a particular mission for a period of time, they enjoy the family relationship and friendship that our community offers. To volunteer at a SOLT mission visit this page.

ASSOCIATE are those
  1. who offer prayer for the works of Our Lady’s Society;
  2. who are helping the missions of Our Lady’s Society financially and on a limited voluntary basis;
  3. who support the work of Our Lady’s Society;
  4. who receive spiritual nourishment from Our Lady’s Society.

COMMITTED MEMBERS are those:
  1. who have undergone formation programs prescribed for this form of membership;
  2. who have consecrated themselves to Our Lady and contracted themselves for one year to Our Lady’s Society (renewable for another one year);
  3. who, by the contract, promise to live, abide and uphold the Statutes of the Public Clerical Association of the Faithful and its ideals;
  4. who have the right to attend deliberations on Society matters and vote on decisions of the Association;
  5. who give their lives, according to their state, to the mission of Our Lady’s Society;
  6. who seek to gift themselves to the Spiritual, community and apostolic life of Our Lady’s Society while embracing Family Ecclesial Teams.
  7. who gift themselves financially according to ability.

CORPORATE MEMBERS
 are those:
  1. who have undergone formation prescribed for this form of membership;
  2. who expressly contribute part of their time, effort and capabilities for the work of Our Lady’s Society;
  3. who, in their community and work place, live the mission, charism and spirituality of Our Lady’s Society;
  4. who attend the Society’s functions as possible
  5. who join deliberations about Society works through designated representatives.

DEFINITIVE MEMBERS are those:
  1. who have undergone formation programs prescribed for this form of membership;
  2. who have consecrated themselves to Our Lady and contracted themselves for three years to Our Lady’s Society (renewable for another three years / and some for life upon discernment);
  3. who, by the contract, promise to live, abide and uphold the Statutes of the Public Clerical Association of the Faithful and its ideals;
  4. who have the right to attend deliberations on Society matters and vote on decisions of the Association;
  5. who give their lives, according to their state, to the mission of Our Lady’s Society;
  6. who seek to gift themselves to the Spiritual, community and apostolic life of Our Lady’s Society while embracing Family Ecclesial Teams;
  7. who gift themselves financially according to ability.