Lay people have been associated with the Spiritan Congregation since the foundation of the order,working at many different levels of partnership. At present there are Associates in many countries around the world.

The Associates recognise that they are called through their baptism to be a holy people,striving to build God's Kingdom on earth by living out their particular Christian vocation in the context of their lives and their works.

We are involved in: Hospital and School chaplaincy,Bereavement counselling, Rainbows-bereavement/separation support in schools, Parish council, Parish Development, Provincial liturgy team, Sheltered accomodation for homeless, Spirasi, Prepatory commission for Irishprovincial Chapter 2006 and Overseas mission in El Salvador.