Join an upcoming webinar!

Are you feeling called to a life of mission but unsure how to take the next steps? Are you wondering if Maryknoll Lay Missioners is the place for you?  Are you curious what our missioners do in country?  Join us at one of our upcoming webinars!  To RSVP and for login (phone or e-meeting) information, email OR watch a previous webinar at your own convenience here: Maryknoll Lay Missioners Webinar


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 read about eligibility requirements and the types of ministries available.

Student Loan Repayment Program
Are student loans preventing you from saying “yes”?  Thanks to a gift from a very generous donor, Maryknoll Lay Missioners can 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.

Applying to Become a Maryknoll Lay Missioner
We are now accepting applications for Fall 2019!  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)

Maryknoll Lay Missioners Basic Info Sheet
Maryknoll Lay Missioners Brochure—English
Maryknoll Lay Missioners Brochure—Español

Are You Called?—Consider Becoming a Lay Missioner

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