Animators of the Marianist charism
The Marianist Lay Community of North America (MLC-NA) is the lay branch of the Marianist Family in North America.
MLC-NA is part of the North American region of the International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities (IO-MLC), a lay association of the faithful. MLC-NA members make up local and virtual Small Christian Communities, known as Marianist Lay Communities (MLCs), across North America. MLCs are autonomous and self-governed, although their identity as a Marianist Community coincides with enrollment and participation in MLC-NA.
The mission of the MLC-NA is to energize Marianist laity to be church in the modern world by being vibrant animators of the Marianist charism, and to breathe new life into our Marianist vocation and commitment.
MLC-NA offers formation opportunities, sponsors triennial national assemblies, maintains a national membership roster/database, publishes an electronic newsletter, and maintains relationships with the Marianist Family Council of North America and the International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities.
You can learn more about the Marianist Lay Community of North America and how members live their Marianist commitment by reading the Guide to Life in the Marianist Lay Community of North America.
As a registered, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, MLC-NA relies on dues and contributions to support its efforts. In addition to MLC-NA’s own work, it also supports Marianist Lay Formation and the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative (MSJC), and makes an annual contribution to the IO-MLC.
The Marianist Lay Community of North America is a volunteer-led organization. Leaders are elected by the members.
|Head of Spiritual Life||Margy Lisjak|
|Head of Education||Jim Barrette|
|Head of Temporalities||LeeAnn Meyer|
|At-large (Community Liaison)||Marceta Reilly|
|At-large (Partner Liaison)||Marg Van Herk Paradis|
|Marianist Social Justice Collaborative Representative||Maureen O’Rourke|
|Spiritual Advisor||Fr. Ted Cassidy, SM|
Representative for N. America, Asia, Australia, and Ireland
Our mailing address is
1341 N Delaware Ave #301
Philadelphia, PA 19125