Missionary Job Opportunities

Coworker, Ministry & Volunteer Opportunities

Glenmary Home Missioners is Catholic society of priests and religious brothers who, along with lay  coworkers, are dedicated to serving the spiritual and material needs of people living in mission counties in Appalachia and the South. With missionary job opportunities, Glenmary serves 1) the Catholic minority, by establishing a Church presence in areas where frequently less than 1 percent of the total population is Catholic; 2) the unchurched, by testifying to our faith in mission regions where a significant percentage of the people have no church affiliation; and 3) people who live in poverty, through our outreach and work for social justice in counties where the poverty levels are almost twice the national average.

Glenmary Home Missioners looks for passionate individuals committed to the mission effort to join our team.

In a word:

  • Glenmary is a Catholic society of priests, brothers and lay missioners who serve primarily in Appalachia and the deep South. Glenmary was founded in 1939 by Father William Howard Bishop, who had a dream that the Catholic Church would be present everywhere in the United States.
  • Glenmary has served mission churches in 14 states with the goal to return developed parishes to the care of the local diocese. We can then move on to new mission territory.
  • Glenmary is proud that more than 120 parishes are former Glenmary missions. Our missions are in counties where less than 1% of the population is Catholic, as high as 75% claim no faith affiliation at all. Poverty averages 20%, almost two times the national average.