Discerning My Missionary Call

"The lay faithful, precisely because they are members of the Church, have the vocation and mission of proclaiming the Gospel: they are prepared for this work by the sacraments of Christian initiation and by the gifts of the Holy Spirit." - Blessed John Paul II, Christifideles Laici, 33

As members of the mystical Body of Christ, we are all called to the common mission of the Church: to proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and share the love of God with others. For most Christians, this means serving as a missionary - proclaiming the Gospel through words, actions and the witness of our life to those around us - in our daily lives at home, work, school or play.
Yet a few of us feel a deep longing to reach beyond the comfort zone of one's own upbringing and familiar surroundings to live and serve God in a foreign culture rich with a unique blend of challenges and blessings.

Is this life of foreign ministry calling to you?

Praying hands
Do you feel a strong desire to serve God in a foreign culture?

Do you have experience living abroad and possess an affinity for Asian language and culture?

Are you actively involved in Christian ministry at home, yet feel called by God to serve Him in a new and challenging environment?

If you are discerning a call to serve as a foreigner lay missionary, we encourage you to contact us and learn about the opportunities that are available to serve God and His people in Asia through the St. Francis Xavier Lay Missionary Society.
Praying at Cathedral in HK

  Where is God calling you?