3. Applying to join:
TIME OF DISCERNMENT
Those who feel called to be more involved in the MGs can register as a supporter (financial, prayer or otherwise) or apply to join as a candidate. Candidates embark upon a 12 month program of formation and fellowship. The formation involves learning about the charism and spirituality of St. JPII, getting to know the other candidates and members and where possible- getting involved in the work of the MGs. It also serves as a period for the person and the community to discern whether the person is called to enter the community and begin their formation in a more formal capacity. If you are interested please email your letter of interest (including reasons why you are applying) to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to PO Box 8171 Perth Business Center WA 6849.
APPLYING TO JOIN
If upon completion of candidacy, a person feels called to enter the MGs (as a lay or consecrated member), they would then write a letter to the MGs asking to enter. They will be sent an application form and information about the application process.
To enter as a lay person you do not have to be Catholic. But you must at least be in your 18th year. If you are seeking to enter formation hoping to become a JPII Sister, Brother or Priest you must be a practicing Catholic, be fluent in English and be between 18-35 years of age. Unless you are a diocesan priest and the last criteria does not apply. For both the lay and consecrated arms of the community, you cannot be a member of another formal community/institution in the Church and must be prepared to live according to the rule of life appropriate to your state of life.