National Migration Week
For nearly a half century, the Catholic Church in the United States has celebrated National Migration Week, which is an opportunity for the Church to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, including immigrants, refugees, children, and victims and survivors of human trafficking. The theme for National Migration Week 2017 draws attention to Pope Francis' call to create a culture of encounter, and in doing so to look beyond our own needs and wants to those of others around us. In the homily given at his first Pentecost as pope, he emphasized the importance of encounter in the Christian faith: "
For me this word is very important. Encounter with others. Why? Because faith is an encounter with Jesus, and we must do what Jesus does: encounter others
Click on the scrolling banner above for a link to
Justice For Immigrants
to discover how you can be part of a culture of change for the immigrants in our midst.
Deacon Joe referenced the following video in his homily on Saturday & Sunday regarding immigration:
The video below is an excerpt from the 2 hour documentary.