You Are the Key...To Keeping the Doors Open—
Join the Boost-A-Month Club Today!
When Glenmary missioners arrive in a county in Appalachia or the South to establish a Catholic presence, they open many doors for the community and to the Church.
As a Boost-A-Month Club member, you will join a group of Glenmary donors who are the key to helping Glenmary keep as many doors open in Mission Land, USA, as possible.
|How monthly contributions help keep the doors open...|
Church Doors: Glenmary staffs over 40 missions in 14 dioceses where the poverty levels are twice the national average. Meeting expenses to keep the church doors open and to provide for the spiritual needs of a local community is a struggle. And in many counties those Catholic church doors are the only ones that are open to everyone—regardless of race, ethnic background or language.
Food Pantry Doors: Many of those living in the areas Glenmary serves live below the poverty level. This means that missions and missioners are always reaching out to help meet basic needs like food, clothing and housing. In Mississippi, for example, one missioner works with a food program to disburse 14,000 pounds of food to over 800 families each month. Other missioners work to keep doors open to thrift shops, social service centers and affordable housing as well as to immigrants searching for a Catholic church home in a new land.
Doors to Ecumenical Cooperation: One of the first things Glenmary missioners do when arriving in a home mission county is to join—or start—a ministerial association so Christians can work together to meet local needs.
Car Doors. Glenmary missioners log, on average, 30,000 miles a year as they travel between missions and reach out to the far corners of the multiple counties they serve.
Farm Doors: Over 500 college and high school students each year experience mission firsthand at the Glenmary Farm in Vanceburg, Ky. These volunteers spend a week in service, cross-cultural education and prayer. The fees paid by students cover only 60 percent of this mission education program.
Boost-A-Month Club Benefits
Each month you will receive the Boost-A-Month Club newsletter that features a Glenmary mission, ministry or missioner whose work wouldn't be possible without the generosity of our donors. This newsletter also includes a timely message from Glenmary's president and spotlights one of the over 1,000 BAM members.
As a Glenmary donor and a Boost-A-Month Club member, you are also always remembered in the daily prayers of every Glenmary priest, brother and coworker.
Can We Rely on Your Monthly Boost?
When you make your first gift, you'll receive a personal letter of welcome from Glenmary's president. Then, each month following, you will receive the monthly newsletter as well as a statement of your total year-to-date, tax-deductible Boost-A-Month gifts to Glenmary.
For more information, contact Glenmary's donor services at 513-881-7449.