As baptized Catholics, we are called to mission. Maryknoll Lay Missioners (MKLM) offers U.S. Catholics the opportunity to respond to that call by serving people living in poverty in Africa, Asia, or Latin America for 3.5 years (or 2.5 years for certain placements), with the option to renew.*

New 2.5 Year Placements are available in Tanzania, El Salvador and Bolivia
Would you like to learn more?
Click here to register for our upcoming webinar on Thursday, May 25th at 2pm EDT
This webinar will provide more information about requirements and ministry options for NEW 2.5 year placement opportunities with Maryknoll Lay Missioners.

Student Loan Repayment Program
Are student loans preventing you from saying “yes”?  Maryknoll Lay Missioners will pay up to 100% of eligible candidates’ monthly student loan payments while in mission. Whether you have deferred your student loans or are just entering the workforce carrying debt from your education, MKLM’s new Student Loan Repayment Program can help pave the way for you to realize your call to mission.

Holy Week Mission Discernment Retreat 2017
The Maryknoll Lay Missioners, Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters were blessed to welcome a wonderful group of participants for the annual Holy Week Mission Discernment Retreat.  See photos from the retreat here!
Participants said:
“Although I had been looking forward to the retreat for some time, I could not have guessed it would be so special.”
“I was grateful to make new friends and share such a lovely Easter weekend with you all!”
“It felt like home, especially the message that a lay missioner goes on a mission because he/she wants to be transformed.”
Email Lindsay if you would like to join us for future Mission Discernment Retreats!

Applying to Become a Maryknoll Lay Missioner
Time is running out to apply for Fall 2017!  Apply Now!
MKLM welcomes you to apply if you are:

  • Catholic
  • Age 21 or older
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Experienced in direct, volunteer service
  • Single; a married couple; or a family with no more than two children, eight years old or younger.
  • Willing to make a 3.5 year commitment to international service (or 2.5 years for certain placements)

*Seeking a shorter-term overseas service experience? Learn more about our Friends Across Borders program here.