The Glenmary Home Mission Sisters nurture the faith of the local Roman Catholic community.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Each year in our missions, our Sisters and the local Catholic people struggle to create programs of religious formation that will meet the needs of their particular faith community. In an area where the Catholic population is less than one-percent, this can be quite a challenge. One mission may adopt a lectionary-based program for families; another may prefer a classroom structure; still others may choose to assist the parents to teach their children at home. And then there is sacramental preparation, RCIA, and Vacation Bible Schools - the list is endless but the purpose is the same - to know, love and serve God.
PARISH LEADERSHIP - The Glenmary Sister tries to encourage the Catholic laity to take an active role in the life of the parish. Parishioners with leadership skills sometimes need to be coaxed into becoming involved in the liturgical and pastoral life of the faith community.
OUR MISSION - ’This is what we are about; we plant seeds that will one day grow. We water seeds already placed, knowing that they hold future promise. We lay foundations that will need further development. We provide yeast that produces effects far beyond our capability.’
- Oscar Romero
There are very few Catholics in our mission areas. At times they encounter negativity and are misunderstood. Glenmary Sisters take every opportunity to nurture the faith of the local Catholic community. That nurture may take the form of home/nursing home visitation or bringing the Eucharist to the sick and homebound. It’s all about forming kinships with God and the people; i.e. coming to know the people and sharing our very lives.