Life-long formation for lay ministers in the Catholic Church ought to be part of our spirituality - our relationship with the Living God. One way of deepening spirituality is to serve as a lay minister in a parish. Such ministry is more than simply routine service. Every minister needs to take time to reflect on its meaning, personally and for the wider community. We need to take seriously our spiritual and faith development, in the same way we take seriously our physical, emotional and psychological development.