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National Migration Week 2013

December 18th, 2012

National Migration Week will be observed January 8 – 14. The theme for the 2013 observance is “We are Strangers No LongerOur Journey of Hope Continues.”

The Missionary Oblate JPIC Office is inviting you to use this opportunity to raise awareness and educate your communities on the issue of immigration and Catholic Social Teaching.

The 2013 theme, “We are Strangers No Longer: Our Journey of Hope Continues,” commemorates the 10th anniversary of the historic joint pastoral letter of the United States and Mexico bishops conferences; Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope.

The observance of National Migration Week began more than twenty-five years ago by the bishops in order to provide Catholics an opportunity to take stock of the wide diversity of the Church and to work for justice for immigrants.

Resources for National Migration Week 2013:

Resources at the National Migration Week 2013 of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ website. (Available in English & Spanish for parish commemorations)

Pope Benedict XVI’s message – World Day of Migrants that will be celebrated Sunday, January 13, 2013.

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