Upcoming Events

Formation Program for the 2024 Class

The four-month Formation Program, held at our Mission House in Los Angeles, started on August 28th. It takes place in a setting of community living, participative learning, and prayer. It is designed to help candidates develop the tools necessary to succeed in their mission service. Please pray for those who are discerning their call to mission as Lay Mission-Helper candidates. The comissioning ceremony will be on Sunday, December 10, 2023

2023 Missionary Cooperative Plan - Summer 2023

This year, we have been invited by 12 (arch) dioceses to participate in the nationwide Missionary Cooperative Plan (MCP).  We have already completed our appeals in IndianapolisLos Angeles, San Antonio, San Francisco, Davenport, Metuchen, Portland (Maine), San Diego, St. Cloud, and Tulsa. 

Remaining appeals: 

Archdiocese of Cincinnati

St. Gabriel in Glendale - October 28-29 (Fr. Paul Redmond - Thailand)
St. Michael in Sharonville - October 28-29 (Danita Kurtz - Papua New Guinea) 
St. John the Evangelist in West Chester - November 4-5 (Deacon Al Austin - Papua New Guinea)

Diocese of Greensburg, PA

St. Barbara Church in Harrison City - January 20-21, 2024 (Karen Hunka - Ghana)

Rose Gala - October 7, 2023 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM

We will gather for an in-person Gala at Luminarias in Monterey Park for the first time in three years! After the challenges and lockdowns caused by the COVID pandemic, we are looking forward to celebrating with our friends and supporters. We hope you will join us again! More information can be found here.

Virtual Info Day - Wednesday, October 18th 

On Wednesday, October 18th at 4:00 PM PST, our Program Director will host an online informational session for Catholic laity considering sharing their professional skills in a global mission setting. To participate in the session, interested individuals, couples, and families need to register by contacting program@laymissionhelpers.org. At the moment, we are actively recruiting Catholic professionals for long-term volunteer service in Ghana, Uganda, and Peru. We need educators, administrators, accountants, nurses, and other professionals.  The needs in mission are many!


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