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.
Our lay missioners work in Ecuador, Papua New Guinea, Ghana and Uganda.
Three years, renewable.
Average of six volunteers per year.
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.
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 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.
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.
Any time. To be considered for the August Formation Program, applications must be received by March 1st.
3435 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1940
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: 213 368-1873
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