“…we are facing a global health emergency that is like nothing we have seen in our lifetimes.

But our hope is in the Lord and we know that he will give us his grace and mercy in our time of need.”

Most Rev. José H. Gomez
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
President of US Conference of Catholic Bishops


US Department of State recommended all US Citizens return from abroad. Our Mission Doctors serving in Honduras, Ghana, and Uganda have returned home.

While we can not be together, we can be together in prayer.

This pandemic only highlights the need for qualified healthcare professionals around the world, especially caring for those most vulnerable to infectious diseases. Unfortunately, the impact of the coronavirus on underserved areas in Africa and Latin America is not fully understood, yet we do know that the need for compassionate medical professionals will only grow.

We are continuing to recruit doctors, dentists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants for service when this pandemic is over so our mission together of healing and hope will continue.


We have postponed our Spring Retreat/Seminar, our annual Appreciation Brunch and our April Discernment Weekend.

If you are interested in learning more about short-term service with Mission Doctors we hosted a webinar for those who planned to attend the Spring Retreat. Click here to view the webinar and submit any questions about serving with MDA.

Additionally, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has cancelled its annual Christian Service Awards Mass, so we will be unable to present our Pope Francis Scholarship award winners with their certificates. However, you can read more about the 2020 winners here.


Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website to learn more about the virus and what we can all do to stay healthy and prevent the spread of the disease.


“We are continuing to keep you and your families in our prayers and we ask you to pray for our doctors serving in mission.”
-Elise Frederick
Executive Director, Mission Doctors Association

Please join us in praying with Pope Francis to Our Lady, Health of the Sick for protection.

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain,
with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that,
as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.