Basic Requirements

Requirements for Admission

• Be a practicing Catholic involved in his/her local Church and community
• Be a U.S. citizen
• Have a college degree and/or professional skill needed in the missions
• Have good mental and physical health
• Be 21 to 62 years of age (upper age limit negotiable)
• Be willing to make a 3-year commitment
• Have a commitment to work and live with the poor
• Participate in the 4-month Formation Program in Los Angeles
• Be willing to actively assist in fundraising for costs of mission support

Application Process

Candidates are accepted into our Formation Program after successfully completing an application process.

The process includes:

• Submitting a Preliminary Form (see How To Apply below)
• Participate in a discernment weekend [click for details]
• Formal written application
• Letters of recommendation
• Personal interview
• Psychological interview and tests
• Medical exam
• Approval by our LMH Team

How To Apply

If you are interested in the Lay Mission-Helpers Association, you can begin the process by filling out the Preliminary Form. You may also download a PDF of the form that you can mail in to Lay Mission-Helpers. You will need Adobe Acrobat to open and print this form. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat, please click here.