Come share the joy of the Gospel in Asia! We are a Catholic lay mission that serves in different regions of Asia through a diverse ministry of evangelization, faith formation, and social justice. Help others encounter Christ through Bible studies, prayer groups, holy hour – happy hour, hikes, retreats, movie nights, feeding the homeless, and simply walking with someone in need and witnessing to Christ’s mercy and love along their journey of faith. Become the saint you are called to be in the mission field!
Our formation/training program starts in the San Francisco Bay Area at the end of July 2020 with departure to Asia in early September, 2020. Applications are due by April 20, 2020. Contact at [email protected]issionary.org.
Our regular year program trains and sends qualified Catholic lay men and women to serve as novice lay missionaries for 9 months in Asia. This demanding missionary program is intended to help develop lasting and sustainable ministry programs as well as deeper relationships to help carry on the growth of the faith for years to come.
Extensive training is provided for those who have properly discerned to serve at least a year in the mission field. Serving Christ amidst the unique challenges and blessings that the mission field brings is an experience unlike any other. Lay missionaries who serve for a year or more will find their life forever changed by the beauty of joining so many others on their respective journeys of faith as you continue to grow in your own faith along the path to sainthood.
Assistance to your fundraising efforts of $12,000-14,000 USD for the one year program.
We also provide:
Formation program expenses (room, board, tuition, transportation, materials)
Round trip travel expenses from San Francisco to Asia
Local accommodations in Asia
Emergency & travel health insurance
Monthly stipend to cover basic cost of living expenses
Regular funding for materials & other costs associated with the ministry
Small personal stipend
3-day self-guided retreat with spiritual direction
Support for spiritual, medical and psychological needs
Applicants who meet all requirements and pass the written application, personal interview and screening process will be offered admission to our lay missionary formation program. Successful completion of the formation program is necessary to be considered to serve as a foreign lay missionary with the St. Francis Xavier Lay Missionary Society. Lay missionaries make a commitment to a minimum of one year of service.
To receive a formal application packet, please fill out the interest application below to inform us of your desire to apply for our Lay Missionary Formation Program. We will send you a program packet with a formal written application within two weeks of receiving your response.