Paying Tribute to Georgia, Mississippi Missions

In the summer of 2013, the Glenmary mission in Aberdeen, Miss., and missions in Pembroke and Sandhill, Ga., were returned to the pastoral care of the Dioceses of Jackson and Savannah, respectively. Glenmary missioners and coworkers have staffed these missions for many years. Each mission has a unique story, told in parth through images in the following slide shows.

Home to St. Francis of Assisi Church
May Coronation 1956
St. Francis Church circa 1960s
The old rectory
Confirmation with Bishop Brunini, 1960s

Home to St. Francis of Assisi Church

Home to St. Francis of Assisi Church



Pembroke, Ga., mission church
1st Church, former Army depot
Current church
1st Spanish Mass, 2002
Dorothy George, longtime member

Pembroke, Ga., mission church

Pembroke, Ga., mission church



Mass for workers, Sandhill, Ga.
Pole tent as first Sandhill church
Eventually pre-fab buildings were used..
...and blessed by Bishop Boland, 2006
Honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mass for workers, Sandhill, Ga.

Mass for workers, Sandhill, Ga.