LAY MISSIONARY

MSC Mission Office Australia

People of goodwill striving to create a better global society with and through the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.
If you would like to volunteer your services to the MSC Mission Office, please go to: http://australia.mscmission.org/lay-missionaries

Who can volunteer?

The Australia Bureau of statistics in a recent survey indicated that about one in three people over the age of 15 years volunteer around 4.5 hours each week.  From this we can conclude that the idea of volunteering is well-known and most Australians are generous. They really feel concern for their neighbours.

What about overseas?

Australians have a proven track record of distinguished service in developing countries.  Each year hundreds of people go to many countries, and do remarkable work.

Why short term?

Many people do not have the time or the opportunity to work overseas for six months or more. Also they can contribute in a significant way, especially if they have an expertise which is not available in developing countries.

The MSC Mission Office began in June 1998, and since then over 80 people have availed themselves of the short term Missionary experience with us.

Five of our Lay Volunteers have joined the Seminary.

Since the commencement of the Mission Office, we have had lay volunteers go overseas with the following skills:

•Architect who designed a cathedral

•Surveyor who did work in PNG and Kiribati

•Nurses

•Teachers

•Plumbers

•Builders

•Rotarians

•Members of the Society of St Vincent de Paul

•Seminarians

•Administration/Accountants

We have a youthful spirit open to the cry of the poor. Although our spirit and motivation is Catholic, we have a history of co-operating with all people of good will.

Members of Rotary, the Society of St Vincent de Paul, Seminaries for the priesthood, as well as Parish groups have worked happily with us.

Our spirit is one of hospitality, good cheer and mutual support.

We are anxious that people who go overseas and those who welcome them are properly prepared. We ask our volunteers to pay airfares while we provide accommodation, food and security

Contact:

The Director 
MSC Mission Office

PO Box 177, Kensington NSW 1465.

1 Roma Avenue Kensington NSW 2033

Phone: 02 9697 0983

Fax: 02 9697 0984

Email: mscmisio@acon.com.au

Webpage: http://australia.mscmission.org