The Glenmary Sisters have a mission in Pemiscot County, Missouri, and it is currently their westernmost mission. The mission opened in June of 2005 and is located in the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau.
Pemiscot county is located in the Bootheel region of southeast Missouri. That is the small section of the state that’s nestled between Arkansas and Tennessee. Sadly, it is one of the poorest counties in the state.
The Sisters live in the City of Caruthersville which is the county seat. They work assisting those in need, planning events for the youth of the area, and helping out at the only Catholic Church in the county, Sacred Heart. The Sisters also run an outreach center called Mother’s House in Hayti, Missouri, to provide children’s clothing and baby items to young mothers and grandparents who find themselves raising their grandchildren.
The area has many opportunities and activities for youth groups such as outdoor vacation bible school in the park, assisting at Mother’s House, and helping people around the county.