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About CISN

About CISN


Catholic Immigrant Support Network

Red Diocesana de Apoyo a Inmigrantes


Next Reigional Training: TBA at Our Lady of the Rosary, Union City


The Diocesan Immigrant Support Network (DISN) creates open, common spaces for learning, preparation, protection and advocacy of the migrant community. Both immigrant and non-immigrant parishioners are called to participate in this effort to help built a resilient and strong faith community that honors and supports one another through three focuses:

1. Learning Together

In order to set the dynamic for those participating in this effort, DISN acknowledges some of the aspects of the immigrant experience that, when unrecognized, deeply hurt the immigrant community .

2. Preparing and Equiping Our Communities

Each pastor is invited to send 2-3 representatives to be part of the DISN, which will offer regional, deanery, or parish trainings in partnership with Catholic Charities of the East Bay and local partners.

3. Be in the Community: Protecting and Advocating

The solidarity and community building with immigrants allows us to live the Gospel message and form stronger faith communities. Parishes will b einvited to welcome immigrant brothers and sisters by looking for ways to ensure that all feel welcome and supported., which can include