Upcoming Events

Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, CA - February 16-18, 2024

We will have a booth at the Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, CA this year again. If you are attending, please stop by Booth # 508 and meet our staff 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. 

Discernment Weekends  - February 9-11 and April 19-21, 2024

To facilitate the discernment process of those interested in overseas mission, Lay Mission-Helpers offers Discernment Weekends throughout the year. After completing a Preliminary Form, eligible applicants will be invited to complete a Formal Application. Once completed, applicants are invited to attend a Discernment Weekend. Participants will meet with the LMH Team and learn more about the challenges and joys of mission life. We will discuss current and potential sites where Lay Mission-Helpers are assigned and the type of work that they do. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss their questions, concerns, and expectations with the LMH team. There will be time for group discussions as well as individual meetings with members of the LMH team. The program begins on Friday and ends on Sunday afternoon. For more information, contact Janice England, program director, at 213.368.1873 or email.

Mission Cooperation Plan 2024 - Summer 2024

LMH speakers will share our missionary story and seek financial support in dioceses around the country under the nationwide program called Mission Cooperation Plan which is sponsored by the national office of 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 dioceses in 2024. Details of the appeals will be shared here as soon as they are available. 

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 - TBD - TBD

Diocese of Portland, ME
Cluster Parish of the Holy Eucharist in Falmouth, ME - August 17/18 - Deacon David Suley (Malawi), Barbara Bardenheier (Thailand) and Damian Kabot (Bolivia, Mexico)

Diocese of San Angelo, TX
St. Stephen Parish in Midland, TX - TBD - Damian Kabot

Diocese of Manchester, NH
St. Theresa Parish

Diocese of Trenton, NJ


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