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Since 1990, Hong Kong Catholic Lay Missionary Association has trained and sent 16 lay missionaries to serve in Asia and Africa.

Background

1983

The Hong Kong Catholic Church sent lay missionary, Jessica Ho to Tanzania, East Africa through the Maryknoll Lay Missionary Program.

1985

Jessica returned to Hong Kong after completing her service of two and half years. Through her efforts of sharing her mission experience, there was a growing awareness and interest in responding to the call to mission by some young adults. Jessica was encouraged to establish a local association to facilitate the sending of Hong Kong lay missionaries to other local churches.

1986

Jessica invited a group of lay people, missionary sisters and priests to form a planning committee to help in establishing the Hong Kong Catholic Lay Missionary Association.

1987

Bishop John B. Wu approved the establishment of a Lay Missionary Association in Hong Kong.

1988

The Association was incorporated in Hong Kong under the Companies Ordinance as a charitable organization. At present, we are the only Catholic lay missionary association in Hong Kong facilitating mission abroad.

1990

Since 1990, 11 lay missionaries have been sent to Africa and Asia. Three of them are still on mission.

(Last modified: 21-10-2019)