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Glenmary Farm E-News                            April 2013

Joe Grosek

About 100 college and high school volunteers spent their spring break at the Farm this year, making March a month to remember! Although it was busy, the Farm managers, volunteers and I accomplished a lot and had a really good time. Be sure to read the Spring Vanceburg View for all the details, including the many kinds of work our volunteers did, the latest developments at the new Lending a Helping Hand Pantry site, and our efforts to make the Glenmary Farm "greener."


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All the volunteers who pass through our program here bring unique gifts that make an impact on the people we serve and get to know in Lewis County. I hope that by remaining in contact with the Farm, you'll be reminded of the gifts you possess and will keep sharing them with others!  


Joe Grosek 

Glenmary Volunteer Director 

Fr. Brylinski baptizing and adult at Easter Family Finds Church Home After Tragedy 

A number of people choose to become Catholics at Glenmary missions every year. This year at the Lafayette, Tenn., mission, the Bilbrey family entered the Catholic Church after journeying through the deep grief of their son and brother's sudden death, their search for answers, and their experience of a welcoming Church home.  

Farm volunteers in action, helping to build. Want to Do Other Volunteering
With Glenmary?

If you loved your time at the Farm and are interested in exploring other volunteer opportunities with Glenmary, many types of volunteer experiences are available for all age ranges----at Glenmary missions or in structured volunteer programs. For more information, contact Joe Grosek at 606-796-3421.  

Glenmary Student Patrick Muriithi Student Overcomes Health Challenge  

in First Year of Formation

Glenmary priesthood candidate Patrick Muriithi has experienced more challenges than the typical Glenmary student. And he has overcome these obstacles in order to pursue his vocation to serve God in the mission areas of the United States.  

Fr. Tom Charters Mass at Elks Lodge Two Wisconsin Parishes Reach Out
to Adopt New Tennessee Mission

As a pastoral team member at a Wisconsin parish that adopted two Glenmary missions, Sister Pam Biehl had learned how meaningful and valuable these relationships could be. When she later became director of two nearby parishes, she encouraged her new parishioners to consider adopting a mission themselves.  

Volunteer group at the Farm bridge. Pay It Forward

Many of our volunteers say they receive much more than they give during their week of service in Lewis County. If that's the case for you, think about making a donation to Glenmary Home Missioners and helping make it possible for other high school and college volunteers to have the same experience. No gift is too small, and if you can't make a gift today, please keep Glenmary's home mission effort in your prayers. Without both financial support and prayers, Glenmary's work wouldn't be possible.

Glenmary Home Missioners  

P.O. Box 465618

Cincinnati, Ohio 45246



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