Around the world students, patients, and communities are waiting for teachers, nurses, and other professionals.

Millions of people need education, healthcare, and support. Together we are doing something about it.  Lay Mission-Helpers serve in a variety of different professions and strive to live a simple life in solidarity with the poor.

Working with local communities toward goals of sustainability and development, and in response to requests for aid in areas of education, healthcare, computer technology, administration, and more, LMHers serve for three years.

A four-month formation program, language training, and support while in service are provided.

Rachel Sybor, Cameroon

Rachel Sybor, Cameroon

Helping a student with a Math problem

Mitch Tolbert, Guatemala

Mitch Tolbert, Guatemala

Assisting children in the village

Eileen McKenzie, Cameroon

Eileen McKenzie, Cameroon

Teaching students at Shisong School of Nursing

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 Christmas Party

December 13, 2015 Mark your calendars now for our Christmas Party to be held on December 13 at St. James Parish in Redondo Beach, California. We will begin with mass at 12 p.m. with a party afterwards.  Contact our office if you would like to attend.

Welcome Celebration

January 30, 2016 ‪Veterans and Friends of Lay Mission-Helpers are invited to join the Lay Mission-Helpers formation class of 2016 in a Welcome Celebration at the Mission House. If you would like more information or an invitation contact our office.

Religious Education Congress

February 26-28, 2016  RECongress is the largest annual gathering of its kind in the world. The four-day event is held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.  We will be there.  Stop by our booth in the Exhibitor’s Hall and say hello!