Friday, August 12, 2016

New to the Glenmary Website

Check out these stories on our Glenmary Website:

The Journey Toward Jesus
The journey toward Jesus is one that takes a lifetime, but we can not afford to wait a lifetime to begin that journey. Entering Glenmary or another religious community helps us stay on the right path that leads to our destination.

A Special Wedding in Intensive Care 
by Glenmary Father Vic Subb
A missioner never knows where his ministry will take him from day to day. As one exceptional example: Mission pastor Father Vic Subb, responding to parishioners' needs and wishes, presided over a wedding ceremony in a hospital's intensive care unit.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Mission Help Needed

"Since 1971, the Glenmary Group Volunteer Program has welcomed over 20,000 volunteers from across the United States to the home missions for a week of missionary service. The goal of the program is to connect young people with God, help them find Christ in others, and teach them to serve others first and put themselves second...."

Help Glenmary build 4 new "Tiny Houses"
to expand our capacity for volunteer housing. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Ministers of Mercy and Compassion

Announced at the Religious Brothers Conference (RBC) annual assembly is the publication of a study guide for the document, Identity and Mission of the Religious Brothers in the Church. This document about Religious Brothers was published by Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life in October of 2015. I wrote a review on the document which can be found on the Glenmary Website. The study guide is a bilingual version (English/Spanish)  and in addition to the guide, contains the complete text of the original document. 
The English version of the document can be found in PDF format on the RBC Website and the bilingual study guide can be ordered through the Lulu Website.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

2016 RBC Assembly

The Religious Brothers Conference 45th annual assembly is underway. Over 50 brothers from different congregations are gathered for prayer, reflection, fraternity and more. This year's theme is "Celebrating the Brother During the Holy Year of Mercy." We are happy to have keynote addresses provided by Sr. Barbara Reid, OP and Fr. Steve Bevans, SVD.

Opening session of 2016 Religious Brothers Conference annual Assembly

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

New on Glenmary Website

New articles on the Glenmary Website:

Anticipation and Discernment
Discerning your vocation call includes anticipation----meaning you are "eagerly awaiting," not always knowing the outcome but trusting in God's call to you. Likewise, God is eagerly awaiting your response.

'But Lord, Can We Still Go Fishing?'
By Glenmary Father Aaron Wessman
God calls us as ordinary persons and finds a way to use the gifts, talents and even hobbies of those he calls, by transforming us for his own purposes----just as he called ordinary fishermen and transformed them into fishers of men.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Come & See Mission Trip

Glenmary's most recent Come & See mission trip included stops in Glenmary's missions in Union, Grainger and Unicoi Counties Tennessee.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Erwin, TN

I love getting out to visit our Glenmary Missions and recently I had the opportunity to visit our mission parish in Erwin, Tennessee.  Glenmary began serving there in just 2011. Fr. Tom Charters is the current pastor and along with Br. Tom Sheehy and lay missioner, Kathy O'Brien serves the community in Unicoi, County.  Since beginning the mission, Sunday Mass has been celebrated in the homes of the faithful, the local Elks Club and in the garage of a rented house. This past week though they celebrated mass for the first time on the property of their future home.  Land has been bought and a small pavilion erected. Below our pictures from their first mass on their property.