Lay Mission-Helpers Association (LMH)

A Catholic community of lay people (single men and women and married couples) who engage in long-term projects in Africa, Australia-Oceania, and Central America. Associated with Mission Doctors Association.

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Long-term service opportunities (3 years) for teachers, nurses, social workers, computer technicians, administrators, tradesman, and others who work in teams and strive to live a simple life style close to the poor.


Applicants must be practicing Catholics involved in their local Church and community, be a U.S. citizen, have a college degree and/or professional skill needed in the missions, be 21 to 62 years of age, and participate in the 4-month Formation Program in Los Angeles.

Financial Arrangements

The Lay Mission-Helpers Association provides for the sponsorship of Lay Missionaries, by providing airfare and insurance. The Mission Diocese provides room and board.

Contact Information

Web Site:

E-Mail: Janice England

Lay Mission-Helpers Association
3424 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90010-2241

Phone: 213-637-7222

Fax: 213-637- 6223

Registration / Application

Application forms are available for download on the LMD web site.


History: Founded in 1954.

Volunteers registered: 25 (as of 27-Nov-01).

Field Projects executed: 12 in 2000.

Advisors sent on field projects: 20 in 2000.

Regional Activitiy: Lay Mission-Helpers Association currently has projects in 7 countries in 3 Regions (Africa: 3, Australia-Oceania: 3, Central America: 1)

Mission Statement

For we are God's helpers.

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