Christ calls believers to welcome migrants and refugees "with arms wide open, ready to give a sincere, affectionate, enveloping embrace," Pope Francis
Together, you and Pope Francis can lead the world in helping migrants and refugees Share the Journey.
The Campaign and The Issues (PDF background sheets)
How Parishes Can Get Involved (PDF Sheet)
Prayer Cards (prayer and commitment sheets)
Parish Toolkit (prayers, bulletin announcements, homilies)
CST Quotes (PDF)
Join the Diocesan Immigrant Support Network (A partnership of Catholic Charities of Sacramento and its member agencies)
Support the Refugee Resettlement Program (Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services a Catholic Charities of Sacramento Member Agency)
- Contact one of the resettlement agencies regarding their volunteer needs and procedures – SFBFS, IRC, World Relief, Opening Doors and Lao Family Development Center – all in Sacramento
- Welcome Home Baskets for Refugee Families
- Donate food, clothing and household items needed for refugee families > Host a donation drive at your parish/school for specific items
- Adopt a Refugee Family (as a group or family) to assist them in receiving all of their needed items before they arrive
- Assist with an airport pick-up or apartment move in
- Drive refugee clients to appointments
- ALERT - Do you have a spare bedroom or granny unit? We are often looking for emergency temporary housing for newly arrived refugee families until permanent housing can be arranged. Contact Rocio Gonzalez, for more info.
- Volunteer to work one-on-one with refugees to teach them about life in the US or to teach them English; assist with airport pick-up or apartment move in; drive refugee clients to appointments
- Support pregnant migrant mothers (“Ama” Volunteer Program)
- For more information, contact Robin Simpson, Director of Volunteer Services & Community Engagement (916) 925-3240 ext. 3382 or email email@example.com
Please heed the Holy Father's call and ask your members of Congress to support migrant families here in the United States and around the world.
Why now? More than at any time in our history, our brothers and sisters are leaving their homes and everything they know. They are in search of safety, stability and a better future for themselves and their families.