Sample Bulletin Announcements
Please join in our liturgical celebration on the weekend of September 29, when we celebrate the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. The Minnesota Catholic Bishops have for years consistently led on the need for humane immigration reform. They have stated that immigration reform should expand opportunities to reunify families by enacting “policies designed to keep families together” (Minnesota Catholic Bishops’ Unlocking the Gates of Our Hearts-2013). At Mass on Sunday September 29, 2019 Catholics around the world will pray for immigrant families during the World Day of Migrants and Refugees.
Please join in our liturgical celebration on the weekend of September 29, when we celebrate the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Pope Benedict XVII called on all of us to respond with love and compassion to immigrants the world over. He held up the Holy Family as the example of all emigrants. “The family of Nazareth in exile, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, emigrants and taking refuge in Egypt to escape the fury of an evil king, are the model, the example and the support of all emigrants and pilgrims of every age and every country, of all refugees of any condition who, compelled by persecution and need are forced to abandon their homeland, their beloved relatives, their neighbors, their dear friends, and move to foreign land.” (Quoted from the 93rd World Day of Migrants and Refugees-2007) Together our parish will pray for all immigrant families on Sunday September 29, 2019, the World Day of Migrants and Refugees.
Please join in our liturgical celebration on the weekend of September 29, when we celebrate the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. The most economically advanced societies are witnessing a growing trend towards extreme individualism which, combined with a utilitarian mentality and reinforced by the media, is producing a “globalization of indifference”. In this scenario, migrants, refugees, displaced persons and victims of trafficking have become emblems of exclusion…
For this reason, the presence of migrants and refugees – and of vulnerable people in general – is an invitation to recover some of those essential dimensions of our Christian existence and our humanity that risk being overlooked in a prosperous society. That is why it is not just about migrants. When we show concern for them, we also show concern for ourselves, for everyone; in taking care of them, we all grow; in listening to them, we also give voice to a part of ourselves that we may keep hidden because it is not well regarded nowadays. (From Pope Francis’ Message for 2019 World Day of Migrants and Refugees)