Upcoming Events

Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, IN  - July 17-21, 2024

We will have a booth at the Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, IN in July. If you are attending, please stop by and meet our Porgram Dierector Janice England and a veteran LMH Missionary Debra Prieto (served in Kenya) and learn more about opportunities for global service.  We will distribute informational materials and will be available to answer any questions. If you know someone who is discerning a call to mission, invite them to stop by our booth, too. 

Mission Cooperation Plan 2024 - Summer 2024

LMH speakers will share our missionary story and seek financial support for our mission in dioceses around the country under the nationwide program called Mission Cooperation Plan which is sponsored by the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Typically, appeals take place between May and September.  As of now, we have been invited to the following (arch)dioceses in 2024. 

Archdiocese of Chicago
St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine, IL - June 8/9 - Sr. Elwira Dziuk, SSpS (LMH Board Member/Poland, US and Caribbean)
St. Ladislaus in Chicago, IL - June 29/30 - Damian Kabot (LMH Executive Director/Bolivia and Mexico)
Sacred Heart in Palos Hills, IL - July 13/14 - Damian Kabot 

Archdiocese of Indianapolis, IN
St. Rose of Lima in Franklin, IN - June 15/16 - Peter and Joy Newburn (Cameroon)
St. Mary, St. Ann, St. Joseph in North Vernon, IN - August 24/25 - Debra Prieto (Kenya)

Archdiocese of Los Angeles
St. Therese Church in Alhambra - June 29/30 - Deacon Al Austin (Papua New Guinea)
St. Timothy in Los Angeles - July 27/28 - Danita Kurtz (Papua New Guinea)

Diocese of Greensburg 
St. Raymond Parish in Donegal, PA - TBD - Karen Hunka (Ghana)

Diocese of Manchester, NH
St. Theresa Parish in Rye Beach, NH - June 8/9 - Damian Kabot

Diocese of Orlando, FL
St. Rose of Lima in Kissimmee, FL  - June 15/16Damian Kabot
St. Matthew Parish in Winter Haven, FL - June 22/23  - Damian Kabot 

Diocese of Portland, ME
Cluster Parish of the Holy Eucharist in Falmouth, ME - August 17/18 - Deacon David Suley (LMH Board Member/Malawi), Karen Hunka, and Damian Kabot

Diocese of San Angelo, TX
St. Stephen Parish in Midland, TX - May 18/19 - Damian Kabot 

Diocese of San Bernardino
St. George Church in Ontario, CA - July 27/28 - Luisa Rodriguez (LMH Staff)

Diocese of San Diego, CA
Mission San Antonio de Pala in Pala, CA - August 24/25 - Damian Kabot

Diocese of Trenton, NJ
St. Theresa Parish in Little Egg Harbor, NJ - July 13/14  - Deacon David Suley 
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Whiting, NJ - August 3/4 Deacon David Suley

Diocese of Tulsa
St. Peter and Paul in Tulsa, OK - July 27/28 - Damian Kabot

If you live near those parishes or are visiting there on the weekends of the appeals, stop by and say hello to our speakers!

Rose Gala - Saturday, October 5, 2024 from 12:30 to 4:30 PM

By popular demand, we've decided to change the format and time of the annual Rose Gala.  This year, we'll have the Silent Auction at the Mission House and the dinner next door at the community room of St. John the Evangelist Church. The gala will be on Saturday, October 5, 2024 from 12:30 to 4:30 PM. By making these changes, we want to ensure your donations go even further to support our mission and to make it possible for those who prefer not to drive in the evening to be able to join the celebration. At the gala, we will honor Peter and Joy Newburn with the Ernst Ophuls Award in recognition of their service in Cameroon and their continued support of LMH as monthly donors and Mission Appeal Speakers. We will also honor Kathy Clay from St. Cornelius Parish in Long Beach with the St. Therese of Lisieux Award for her decades-long faithful prayerful and financial support of our missionary service. 

Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe - April 29-May 5, 2025

We will celebrate our 70th anniversary next year. In thanksgiving for the service of over 750 Lay Mission-Helpers in 37 countries (and counting), we are organizing a pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. The pilgrimage will take place from April 29 through May 5, 2025. It is open to all. We will pay our respects to Our Lady of Guadalupe and visit other spiritually, culturally and historically significant sites in and around Mexico City, for example, the spectacular cities of Puebla and Tlaxcala,  the unforgettable Xochimilco (so-called Venice of Mexico), the impressive archeological site of Teotihuacan, and others.The registration is now open and it's on the first come, first served basis.  To register visit the pilgrimage portal here. Que Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe! 

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