Wednesday, April 8, 2020

2020 Holy Week Message

Fr. Dan Dorsey, President of Glenmary, shares a special Holy Week message.

The article that Fr. Dan mentions, "The Joyful Healer" which is about Br. Levis and his ministry can be read at this link:

The words to Glenmary's Our Lady of the Fields prayer can be found with this link: 

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Fr. Dan Dorsey, President of Glenmary Home Missioners, shares an important message with our Glenmary friends and family. 

More information about Glenmary can found on our website:

The link to the YouTube Channel for St. Michael the Archangel Mission that Fr. Dan mentions in his message is:

Glenmary's Our Lady of the Fields prayer can be found on our website:

Our Lady of the Fields,
The Seed of your womb
Is the Hope of the earth.
Help us sow this Seed To all those in need. 

In the soil of sorrow,
Help us sow fields of comfort.
In the dry ground of discrimination,
Help us sow fields of rich harmony.

In the hard clay of doubt and despair,
Help us sow abundant fields of hope and care.

O Mary, Our Lady of the Fields,
Patroness of Glenmary, Pray for us. 

Monday, February 10, 2020

Glenmary Father John Rausch

Lord God, you chose John Rausch to serve your people as a priest and Glenmary missioner and to share the joys and burdens of their lives. Look with mercy on him and give him the reward his labors, the fullness of life promised to those, the fullness of life promised to those who proclaim your holy Gospel.
A link to an interview with Fr. John Rausch on his ministry in Appalachia from five years ago. "Meet the Catholic priest fighting for environmental issues in Kentucky"

Monday, November 25, 2019

Brother Circuit-Rider

Glenmary "Brother Craig Digmann is a modern-day circuit-rider for the Catholic Church" - Our own Glenmary brother is on the cover of the East Tennessee Catholic this month.  The magazine is a publication of the diocese of Knoxville.  This month's cover story highlights Br. Craig's simple lifestyle, ministry of presence, his ecumenical ministry and much more.
This link is to the magazine:
This link to the online version of the article:

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Glenmary at NCYC 2019

Glenmary was present at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC 2019) in Indianapolis this past weekend. We had a team of Glenmarians there to promote Glenmary vocations and to share about the mission need. The Mission map was a popular item showing the students where the mission need exists in the USA. We shared our Glenmary story with some of the 20,000 students who stopped by our booth, many of whom enjoyed getting a temporary tattoo to remind them to pray for Mission Land USA. 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

80 Years Old

Glenmary celebrates Founder's Day on October 19 in conjunction with Memorial of Saints John de Br├ębeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs. The North American Martyrs. This year we celebrated 80 years of mission ministry in Mission-Land USA.

Thursday, October 3, 2019


The Glenmary mission in Lafayette, Tennessee finally got a new home. September 21, Bishop Spalding of the Diocese of Knoxville dedicated the new Holy Family Catholic Church.

For 35 years Glenmary has been serving in Macon County.Having a new permanent church home was a long time coming for some of the faithful. During the dedication ceremony, Fr. Vic Subb asked for the original founding members to please stand referring to them as "renegade Catholics who wanted to have a Catholic Church in their own county." This small group started meeting on their own and calling on the diocese and anyone else they could find to send a priest so that they could receive the sacraments.   For many of those 35 years the sacraments were celebrated in the basement of a former protestant church. The building was only a basement, no windows and barely big enough for everyone to fit inside. Some people called it "the underground Catholic Church of Tennessee." After years of waiting, hoping  and working towards this moment, the most often heard phrase that I heard after the dedication, "Finally."

Holy Family Catholic Church is the only Catholic Church in Macon County. Glenmary F. Vic Subb is the pastor. If you would like to experience a Glenmary mission please join with us in prayer. Mass times on Sunday are at 9:00 AM in English and 12:00 PM in Spanish. All are welcome.