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

Msgr. Anthony Brouwers Memorial Mass

September 5, 2014 Celebrating the life and legacy of our founder, Msgr. Brouwers at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Los Angeles.  Contact our office for more information.

Discernment Weekend

September 12-14, 2014  Learn more about the challenges and joys of mission life. We will discuss current and potential sites where Lay Mission-Helpers are assigned and the type of work that they do. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss their questions, concerns, and expectations.  For more information contact our office.

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.