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National Migration Week

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National Migration Week

Jan 8, 2017 - 14, 2017 (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-800)
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Creating a Culture of Encounter

"With respect to migrants, too often in our contemporary culture we fail to encounter them as persons, and instead look at them as others. We do not take the time to engage migrants in a meaningful way, but remain aloof to their presence and suspicious of their intentions. During this National Migration Week, let us all take the opportunity to engage migrants as children of God who are worthy of our attention and support" (USCCB).

National Migration Week Toolkit for Parishes

Includes resources such as facts, talking points, Letter to the Editor tips, Social Media examples, petitions, Homily suggestions, and pulpit announcements.

Prayers for Migrants Booklet

Includes prayers of intercession, information on saints, and artwork than can be used throughout the week and beyond

2017 Prayer Card

National Migration 2017 Prayer Card in English and Spanish.

Suggested Petitions for Prayer of the Faithful

Includes general petitions on slavery, migrants, and government officials

Sample Homily

Can be used to help frame message to parishioners on migration and its significance in the Church

Hard copy resources for distribution available at USCCB's online store.

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis

For the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2017

Contact Information

Coordinator, Office for Life and Justice

Coordinator, Rachel's Vineyard Retreat 

Coordinator, CRS/CCHD 

Meg Bowerman
Coordinator, JustFaith Ministries - Volunteer

Patrick Shandonay
Coordinator, CRS Ethical Trade Ministry - Volunteer

Coordinator, Detention Ministry 

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