This summer, Br. Patrick McNamara and the Provincial Council announced the formation of the new Council for USA Lay Marists. The Council was appointed by Br. Patrick after the Lay Marist Steering Committee worked on its proposal following the Lay Marist USA Assembly in July 2018. Council members have conducted bi-weekly meetings on Zoom. Future members of the Council will be elected by Lay Marists USA. Initial goals include recruitment, creating formation experiences, facilitating local lay leaders and activities, providing resources for local lay groups, and establishing clear communication with members, the Provincial Council, the Arco Norte region, and the Marist Institute. New developments will be shared in the coming weeks. Click the thumbnails below to read more about the founding Council members.