We are Catholic lay people, single men and women, married couples, and families, called through our baptism
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
Helping a student with a Math problem
Teaching students at Shisong School of Nursing
Dressed up for Sunday Mass
Teaching Technical Drawing at a Vocational School
Teaching English to high school students
Greeting the students good morning
Weighing a baby at St. Francis Hospital, Mutolere
Assisting students at school
Assisting children in the village
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.
April 12, 2014 A special day of Lenten reflection for Veteran Lay Mission-Helpers, hosted at the Mission House in Los Angeles. This retreat day will be lead by Sr. Gretchen Hailer, RSHM. For more information contact our office.
May 30-June 1 and 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.
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.