Lay Mission-Helpers Association

Goal of Program

We are Lay Mission-Helpers, called by baptism to live our Catholic faith, to share our gifts and to learn from others, as we walk with those who are marginalized in our world.

Type of Placement

Our work overseas includes healthcare, education, technical and vocational training, administration, pastoral ministry, computers, etc.

Service Area

Our lay missioners work in Ecuador, Papua New Guinea, Ghana and Uganda.

Service Length

Three years, renewable.

Program Size

Average of six volunteers per year.

Requirements

Practicing Catholic, single, married, ages 22 to 62 years (upper age negotiable), U.S. citizen. Physical and psychological testing. College education and certification required for most positions. Work experience.

Financial Arrangements

Room and board provided overseas, stipend, medical insurance. Transportation to and from mission site. Lay missionaries expected to do some fund raising to offset costs.

Living Arrangements

Living arrangements vary. Some live alone. Some live with other members, other religious or expatriates. Couples and families have private housing options. We strive to send new lay missioners in groups of two or more to an already existing LMH community.

Training

Four-month preparation which includes theology, scripture, spirituality, cross cultural issues, adult development, and other workshops. Candidates live in a community house in Los Angeles during the training. Language studies provided overseas.

Application Deadline

Any time. To be considered for the August Formation Program, applications must be received by March 1st.

Contact:

Janice England

Address

3435 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1940
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: 213 368-1873

Email:

[email protected]

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Affiliation

Roman Catholic

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