Autumn 2016 Glenmary Challenge Now Online
Below is a glimpse of what you'll find in this issue.
The cover story highlights the success of St. Joan of Arc mission in Plymouth, N.C., which is run by pastoral coordinator Julian Crespo Moncada. The bilingual Julian leads an English- and Spanish-speaking community at the mission, and he finds ways to bring the groups together as a parish. Catholics make up just 1.5% the population of Washington County, N.C., but St. Joan of Arc is a diverse, growing mission community.
Brother David Henley authored the feature story on Smith County, Tenn. The county was established in 1799 but after all that time it still doesn't have a Catholic church. One Smith County family drives more than an hour each way for Sunday Mass, highlighting the nation's ongoing need for Glenmary's ministry.
Father John Rausch has a story on religious brotherhood, and the regular column by Glenmary president Father Chet Artysiewicz reinforces the theme that religious brothers are a key, if overlooked, vocation in the Church.
Other stories include a powerful reflection by Father Vic Subb on a wedding he officiated in intensive care, a profile on friend of Glenmary Don Lucas, two Glenmarians celebrating 50 years since First Oaths, News and Notes and more.
The Autumn 2016 Glenmary Challenge can be read online HERE.
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Glenmary Challenge has three goals: to educate Catholics about the U.S. home missions, to motivate young men to consider Glenmary priesthood or brotherhood, and to invite all Catholics to respond to their baptismal call to be missionary by partnering with Glenmary as financial contributors, prayer partners, professional coworkers and/or volunteers.