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As living witnesses of Jesus we continue to offer ourselves as God’s instruments of healing, hope, love, justice and freedom fulfilling the words of Jesus: “ I came that you may have life, life to the full.”
AT PRESENT, There are 11 Filipino LMs on long term (more than 6 years of service), and 14 on short term. There are 3 Filipino LMs in Pakistan, 7 in Ireland, 3 in Korea, 1 in Fiji, 2 in Peru, 3 in Taiwan, 2 in the Philippines, 1 on special assignment and three are preparing to go to Britain. Columban LMs also serve in Chile and Japan.
Ana Carmela Capistrano Tukuran, Zambo. del Sur 2006 Gloria Canama, Tangub City, 1990 LONG TERM Aniceta Budiongan, Loboc, Bohol, 1996 LONG TERM
Angelica Escarsa Zambales, 1999 LONG TERM Gracia Kibad, Mt. Province, 1996 LONG TERM Marife Padao Zamboanga del Norte, 2008 Marivic Quilab Ozamiz City, 2008 Lenette Toledo S. Cotabato 2008 Virgie Tanate, N. Cotabato, 2008 Lorile Ocaya Cagayan de Oro 2008
Violeta Villaraiz Makati City, 2007 Maira San Juan Taytay, Rizal, 2007 Necita Fetalvero Tubod, Lanao del Norte, 2002 LONG TERM
Irma Cantago, Ozamiz City, 1993 LONG TERM John Din, San Miguel, Zamb.del Sur, 1993 LONG TERM Rowena Caggauauan Parañaque, M.M. 2006
Lilibeth Sabado Pagadian City 2003 LONG TERM Jhoana Resari San Mateo, Rizal, 2005 Vida Amor Hequilan Zamboanga Sibugay, 2005
Rowena Cuanico Catarman, N.Samar, 2000 LONG TERM Aurora Luceño Pagadian City, 1994 LONG TERM Arlenne Villahermosa Talisay City, 2002 LONG TERM
Three more women have completed the orientation and are preparing to go to Britain. Jonah Jane Enterina Cagayan de Oro, 2010 Rosalia Basada Samar, 2010 Gertrudes Samson Manila, 2010
Another 3 women are on their third week of orientation. Sherryl Lou Capili (Cavite), Reina Mosqueda (Laguna) Joan Yap (Zamboanga Sibugay)
What kind of people are we looking for ? We are looking for Committed Catholics 23 to 40 years old, men or women, single or married Healthy Good team workers – able to share College graduates Willing to serve at least 3 years in another culture Mature, happy, life-giving and open to answer the call to missionary life.
learn the language, culture and history of the people;
learn about family life;
experience Church and popular religiosity;
share their faith as they live and journey with the people;
actively take part in the different activities in the community
What do lay missionaries do?
With elderly Lay missionaries are engaged in catechesis and bible studies, family life, youth, women , children, & prison ministries. Others are involved in programs for migrants, elderly, environment & care for creation, differently abled persons. There are also LMs who are engaged in inter-faith dialogue, health & livelihood programs.