The Newman Institute of the Diocese of Joliet is pleased to announce a rewarding two-year certificate program beginning this fall at Benedictine University in Lisle. The Lay Leadership Formation Program is being offered in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Chicago and is designed to serve several constituencies, including adults involved in parish leadership, volunteer ministries at the parish level, and those seeking quality enrichment in the Catholic tradition. Classes meet weekly on Monday evenings throughout the academic year. Monthly formation days take place on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein. For more information about the program and the application process, visit www.usml.edu/institute-for-lay-formation/lay-leadership, call 847-837-4550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are being accepted now through Aug. 1.