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About Us

Catholic Street Missionaries is a new non-profit organization 

incorporated on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 3, 2016.  

We are under the Archdiocese of Vancouver.

We aim at developing young lay missionaries to reach out to the margins of society.


About the Founder and how Catholic Street Missionaries got started

     Mildred Moy, the founder, was born in a Catholic family and attended St. Mary’s Canossian College in Hong Kong. 

 In 1985, she migrated to Vancouver with her family.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Computing Science from 

Simon Fraser University, and a Master of Business Administration from University of British Columbia.  Although she was successful in her career and was living a comfortable life, she was far away from God and felt unbearably empty deep down in her heart.  By God’s grace, she had a conversion experience that changed her life.  Thereafter, she decided never to leave Jesus and to follow Him.  

     In 2003, she heard God’s call.  She quit her high-paying job at IBM to devote her life to serve Jesus in the prostituted women and the addicted.  

     In 2004, she started St. Mary’s Street Ministry, a parish-based ministry in St. Mary’s Parish, Vancouver.  Today, it has about 30 active volunteers and hundreds of intercessors praying for them and those they reach out to, including St. Clare’s Monastery and the Queen of Peace Monastery.

     In 2009, she responded to God’s call to go and pray “in the heart of Jesus” by joining a contemplative charismatic community where she spent 40 hours in silence every week.  It was in silence that she felt her deep yearning to reach out to the street people.  A year later, her spiritual director and she had both discerned that God’s plan for her was not to stay any longer in the community but to be with the street people.  Hence, she obeyed and went back to 

St. Mary’s Street Ministry to continue her work reaching out to the prostituted women, the addicted and the homeless.

     In 2013, in recognition of her service to the poor, she received the Benerementi Medal, a Papal award from Pope Francis.   (The award was presented to her by Archbishop Michael Miller in November 2013.  See pictures below)

     The longing to have spiritual companions to work with her full-time has been in Mildred’s heart for years.  In 2015, in a 30-day silent retreat in the Jesuit Retreat Center in Los Altos, California, U.S., she confirmed God’s call to start a non-profit organization that would develop full-time street missionaries to work with her.  With the blessing of Archbishop Michael Miller, Catholic Street Missionaries was incorporated on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Year of Mercy on June 3 2016.

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Our Founding Members

God has blessed us with an excellent and faithful team that strives to do God's will in serving the poor.  The picture on the right is taken with Archbishop Michael Miller and our founding members (from left to right):

  • Daisy Descallar
  • Fr. Larry Lynn, spiritual director
  • Mildred Moy, founder
  • Archbishop Michael Miller
  • Catherine Gregonia
  • Lynn Khng
  • Gillian Guilaran
  • Marianne Peraro

* Bill Wong, one of our founding members, is not in the picture.

Fr. Larry Lynn

Our Spiritual Director

Father Larry Lynn was born and raised as part of a large tIrish Catholic family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He married and moved to Montreal, Quebec in 1976 as a young man and raised a family and started a career as a cinematographer there.

In 1997 Larry came to Vancouver to shoot a TV series and decided to stay.

In May of 2010, Larry’s wife, the fabulous and amazing actress, Babz Chula, lost her long battle with cancer. A couple of weeks before dying she offered her prediction that, “You’ll probably go become a monk.” And so, it was a few months later that the ‘Lord came a callin’. Larry was more surprised than anyone that becoming a priest was not just a possibility but, in fact, was the Lord’s will.

He was ordained to the priesthood on December 3, 2015 and has served God’s people at St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Coquitlam and is presently the Assistant Pastor at St. Anthony’s Parish, West Vancouver. He is the Chaplain for pro-life Masses in the archdiocese as well as the chaplain for 40 Days for Life, VanSpec and Catholic Street Missionaries. He can say that he is extremely humbled that the Lord would choose him as an instrument to serve his people.

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