[quote="Marauder, post:5, topic:313280"]
As was mentioned, you may want to check out ways to help in your parish. Maybe a Catholic organization like the Knights of Columbus.
Most Secular Orders and Associations require a little more commitment then one day a week. Just using the Secular Franciscan Order as an example since that is what I am a member of, if you are lucky enough to have a local fraternity that just happens to meet on Sunday, the fraternity would also need to have its formation on Sunday to meet your schedule. Most fraternities don't do that, they usually have the formation on a separate night.
Usually when you approach a Secular Order, if you say you are real busy and don't think you can spend a lot of time doing stuff, they will probably tell you it might not be the right time yet. You can use the time to investigate the various orders, find out about their charisms, Rules and way of life.
If you feel called, check out the following thread:
It lists several Lay Organizations. It is the same thread that is in the sticky's above this section.
A very simple definition of a secular Order is a branch of an official Order, like the Franciscans, for those people that for some reason or other can't take vows to become a religious brother/sister. Usually secular Orders are for lay people and/or diocesan priests/deacons.
Well, the OFS is it's own order with it's own minister general. :D