For nearly half of a century, the Catholic Church in the United States has celebrated National Migration Week, 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 2019, which falls Jan. 6 through 12, is “Building Communities of Welcome.” In this time of extreme challenge for immigrants in the U.S., it calls to mind that regardless of where we are and where we came from, we remain part of the human family and are called to live in solidarity with one another.
Justice for Immigrants has a variety of resources for National Immigration Week including homily suggestions, social media tips, prayers, and community engagement ideas. Click here for the 2019 National Migration Week toolkit.
Watch this episode of The Sacramento Bishop's Corner from Migration Week 2018. In it, Bishop Jaime Soto sits down with Susan Lamb Cook of St. Anthony Parish in Sacramento to discuss the parish's involvement with Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services' Refugee Resettlement Program: