A bit of background up front would be in order. I’m a man in my early 20s with a firm academic leg to stand on, though admittedly my credentials have little to do with religion and spirituality. I have a strong interest in the study of apologetics and theology (what I call the “why” and “how” of faith and dogma), and I like to put the things I learn to practical use, since that calls them readily to mind.
My question is whether or not there is some form of Lay Ministry in which I could be of service to my parish. I’m not talking about as an EMHC or an altar server, since traditionally, at least in my parish, the EMHCs are older than me and the altar servers are younger, and I’ve never liked the attention that comes with rocking the boat. I’m sure my pastor would have some advice in this regard, but I wanted to know what the grand, wise users of CAF think about it, especially any of you involved in serving your parishes with similar talents in learning, retention, and application of knowledge.