We are Catholic lay people, single men and women, married couples, and families, called through our baptism
to mission.

We seek to walk with the poor of other countries sharing our gifts, living our faith, and learning from one another.

Lay Mission-Helpers serve in a variety of different professions and strive to live a simple life close to the poor.

We provide a four-month Formation Program, plus language training and
support overseas.

Rachel Sybor, Cameroon

Rachel Sybor, Cameroon

Helping a student with a Math problem

Eileen McKenzie, Cameroon

Eileen McKenzie, Cameroon

Teaching students at Shisong School of Nursing

Joshua & Rachel Knight, Cameroon

Joshua & Rachel Knight, Cameroon

Dressed up for Sunday Mass

Jeff Matsuno, Sierra Leone

Jeff Matsuno, Sierra Leone

Teaching Technical Drawing at a Vocational School

David Kalinski, Marshall Islands

David Kalinski, Marshall Islands

Teaching English to high school students

Diane Prell, Tanzania

Diane Prell, Tanzania

Greeting the students good morning

Marie McGee, Uganda

Marie McGee, Uganda

Weighing a baby at St. Francis Hospital, Mutolere

Cassy McGreevy, American Samoa

Cassy McGreevy, American Samoa

Assisting students at school

Mitch Tolbert, Guatemala

Mitch Tolbert, Guatemala

Assisting children in the village

How to Become a Lay Mission-Helper

Candidates are accepted into our Formation Program after successfully completing an application process. Applications are accepted year-round. However, to be considered for the 4-month Formation Program that begins each January, applications must be received by July 15th. Click here to view requirements.

Upcoming Events

Annual LMH Veterans Picnic

August 1, 2015 Veterans and friends of LMH are invited attend our Annual Picnic.  We will be welcoming home Debbie Bauer and the Newburn Family.  For more information contact our office.

Denim and Diamonds Gala

September 12, 2015 Join us to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Lay Mission-Helpers at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The evening will include cocktails, dinner and a silent auction to benefit LMH.  Contact our office for more information and an invitation.

Discernment Weekend

September 18-20, 2015 Meet with the LMH Team and learn more about the challenges and joys of mission life. Current and potential sites where Lay Mission-Helpers are assigned and the type of work that they do will be discussed.  The program begins on Friday and ends on Sunday afternoon.  Contact our office for more information.