75 Years of Home Mission Ministry

Thanks be to God!

The weekend of Oct. 18-19, the Glenmary family of missioners, coworkers, donors and friends gathered in Cincinnati to give thanks to God for Glenmary's 75 years of home mission ministry. In those 75 years, missioners and coworkers have had the privilege of successfully establishing more than 100 missions in counties without a Catholic Church presence throughout Mission Land, USA.

But we also gather knowing that there is still much work to be done to fulfill Father Bishop's dream the the Church be present and known in every U.S. county.

Thank you to all those who, over the decades, have made it possible for Glenmarians to devote their lives to our ministry "as true ambassadors of Jesus Christ, true messengers and servants of God among God's people," just as Father Bishop intended.

And a special thanks to all those who have made gifts in honor of our 75th anniversary. We are truly blessed to have such dedicated partners in mission, including those who have helped sponsor our anniversary dinner at the following levels:





  Father William Howard Bishop Level

Theodore and Mary Ellen Capossela

  Table Patron Level

Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Archdiocese of Indianapolis
   Society for the Propagation of the Faith
John & Hiliary Benish
Michael & Marilyn Collins
Custom Mail Services
Timothy & Marcia Dorsey
Thomas Feeney & Carmen Bermudez
William Feyereisen
Paula Furlough
Bill & Julie Goslee
Barbara Guppenberger
Mary Jane Hack
Dr. Patrick D. Kent &
   Dr. Mary Ann Kent
Richard & Marilyn Knor
Kenneth & Susan Kubek
Bishop Raymond W. Lessard
George & Carolyn McMahon
Morgan Stanley
Bruce & Susan Satzger
Superior Honda
USI Insurance
Lorraine Vancamp

  Father Clem Borchers Level

Doseff Family Foundation
William & Sandra Rollins
Paul & Virginia Schloemer

  Half-Table Patron Level

Barnes Dennig & Company, Ltd.
Dr. & Mrs. Barrett H. Bolton
Terrence & Victoria Brennan
Catholic Mutual Group
James & Mary Charters
Joe & Rosalyn Darby
Rosemary DeMore
Divine Word College
Joe Farrell
LaVerne Fischer
Thomas & Donna Fontana
Archbishop Peter L. Gerety
Molly Grogan
Rudolf & Myra Hoecker
Father Edward J. Kealey
Robert & Yolanda Kramer
John & Sharon Kutney
Robert & Carol Lamb
Ann Lynch
Msgr. Thaddeus F. Malanowski
Paul & Elizabeth Mattingly
Marian McGinty
Newcomer Funeral Home
William & Sharon Reichert
St. Peter the Apostle Church
Mary C. Spellmire
United States Conf. of Catholic Bishops
Robert Valentini

  Father Robert Berson Level

Edward & Susan Castleberry
Patrick & Carol Dorsey
The Cobb Group
John Gruber
Joe & Toni Schneider
Trinity Direct
Raymond Zagorski

Thank you to all of our
generous partners in mission!

There are many other ways to help support our home mission ministry throughout our anniversary year:

Please, join with us as we celebrate the accomplishments of the past, focus on the needs of the present and plan for our future. With your help we can continue to share the gifts of the Church with those living in some of the poorest areas of this country!

Information regarding overnight accommodations and the venues for the anniversary dinner and Mass can be found here.


And, to download a PDF of the invitation, click here.


For more information, contact Lucy Putnam at lputnam@glenmary.org or 800-935-0975.