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

Rachel Sybor, Cameroon
Eileen McKenzie, Cameroon

Eileen McKenzie, Cameroon

Teaching students at Shisong School of Nursing

Eileen McKenzie, Cameroon
Joshua & Rachel Knight, Cameroon

Joshua & Rachel Knight, Cameroon

Dressed up for Sunday Mass

Joshua & Rachel Knight, Cameroon
Jeff Matsuno, Sierra Leone

Jeff Matsuno, Sierra Leone

Teaching Technical Drawing at a Vocational School

Jeff Matsuno, Sierra Leone
David Kalinski, Marshall Islands

David Kalinski, Marshall Islands

Teaching English to high school students

David Kalinski, Marshall Islands

Diane Prell, Tanzania

Diane Prell, Tanzania

Greeting the students good morning

Diane Prell, Tanzania
Marie McGee, Uganda

Marie McGee, Uganda

Weighing a baby at St. Francis Hospital, Mutolere

Marie McGee, Uganda
Cassy McGreevy, American Samoa

Cassy McGreevy, American Samoa

Assisting students at school

Cassy McGreevy, American Samoa
Mitch Tolbert, Guatemala

Mitch Tolbert, Guatemala

Assisting children in the village

Mitch Tolbert, Guatemala

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

Holiday Party with a Purpose

October 11, 2014 Join us for a Holiday Party with a Purpose! Do some holiday shopping and support the good work of Lay Mission-Helpers at the same time. Veteran Lay Mission-Helper, Patricia Wetzel (Papua New Guinea, ’85) is hosting a Holiday Party with a Purpose at the Mission House in Los Angeles.

Missionary Childhood Mass

October 15, 2014 Lay Mission-Helpers will present the 2014 Msgr. Anthony Brouwers Scholarships to three elementary school students at the Missionary Childhood Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels.  Contact our office for more information.

Christmas Party

December 14, 2014 Mark your calendars for our Annual Christmas Party for Veteran Lay Mission-Helpers and Friends. The afternoon includes delicious food, holiday music, a silent auction and wonderful company. For more information contact our office.