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

Religious Education Congress

March 13-15, 2015  Join us and thousands of Catholics from across the country at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. Stop by our booth in the exhibitor hall and say hello.

Class of 2015 Commissioning

May 17, 2015   Celebrate with us the Commissioning of the Class of 2015.  Help us send forth this class of candidates to serve the world. The commissioning is performed during a special Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church and followed by a reception at the Mission House. For more information and an invitation contact our office.

Discernment Weekend

June 5-7, 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.