New Mission Education Materials From Glenmary

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Image_LogoA major commitment of Glenmary Home Missioners is to call young people into mission and to raise awareness of mission need here in the United States. That's the goal of the new Educate & Inspire: Home Mission Materials From Glenmary, a joint project of Glenmary priests, brothers and sisters. The first materials were released in time for Mission Month (October) 2006 and the latest titles were released in January 2007—with more to come later this year. “We hope our new materials, geared for use in Catholic schools and parish religious education programs, will help you call your students into a deeper sense of mission—right here at home,” say Glenmary Home Missioners president Father Dan Dorsey and Glenmary Sisters president Sister Rosemary Esterkamp in a brochure mailed to all Catholic parishes and Catholic grade schools in January 2007. Items currently available include —two 17-by-22-inch posters—one for grades 1-4 (“We Are All Connected”) and one for grades 5-8 (“Light Our Land1”)—and age-appropriate prayer cards that relate thematically to each poster. The back of each poster contains a note to teachers and reproducible prayer and activity suggestions that reinforce the poster's message. —a one week Vacation Bible School program (“Caring Close to Home”) —a five-unit supplement for Confirmation programs (“Sacrament of Mission”). Each of these items can be viewed and ordered online at www.glenmary.org/mission-ed. Later this year additional items in the series will be available: a second Vacation Bible School program (Missionaries in Our Land”) and a spiritual guide to enhance high school mission trips and service experiences. All materials have been developed and reviewed by teachers and religious educators.

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