Our Lady of Presentation Communities and Ministries is the full title
given to a seven-year-old Catholic organization in March, 1992, when it
received the status of Lay Association under canon law by Archbishop Pilarczyk
of Cincinnati, Ohio. The two components, ministries and
home-based communities, exist
to disciple Catholics more deeply for Christ, through teaching the word of
God and equipping all for Christian ministry using the gifts of the Holy
Spirit. Teachings on the daily eucharistic readings, and encouragement to
receive Jesus in daily Holy Communion are emphasized to such an extent that
one could cite a secondary influence in the Church as a "daily Mass
Membership in Presentation Ministries (PM) consists of
belonging to a home-based community (HBC) networked with PM, or as an
individual who has agreed to follow seven specific responsibilities of a
Co-worker. Both HBC members and Co-workers commit to PM for one year, and
can renew this commitment annually.
Ministries in PM have been generated and developed since 1983. They
include: One Bread, One Body, Daily Bread radio programs, the Bible
Telephone ministry, audio & video tapes, other publications, Discipleship
Retreats, and the annual Bible Institute.
Read more about our ministries.
All workers in PM, whether full-time or part-time, are volunteers. There
is no paid staff. Publications, tapes, and retreats are available for a
contribution, with no specific fees or prices. PM operates on general
contributions, it does not receive any special funding. We work for the Lord
and trust Him to supply our needs. In this way, all who are called can
receive our materials or attend our retreats to be equipped for ministry, no
matter what their financial situation. "God can multiply His favors among
you so that you may always have enough of everything and even a surplus for
good works" (2 Cor 9:8).
PM tithes as an organization and gives 15% of all donations received to the poorest of the poor.