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US Catholic Bishops Come to Washington on a Mission for Migrants

May 28th, 2014

Members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’(USCCB) Committee on Migration, including those who celebrated Mass at the US-Mexico border in Arizona on April 1, will travel to Capitol Hill on May 29, 2014 to urge lawmakers in the House of Representatives to act on immigration reform legislation. They will be celebrating a special Mass for Immigrants and Immigrant Families. Please join them on Thursday, May 29th at 8:30 AM at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, 313 2nd Street SE Washington, DC (Capitol Hill neighborhood).

The Mass will be offered for immigrants and their families who are being subjected to separation because of our broken immigration system.

Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski (Miami), Bishop Eusebio Elizondo (Seattle), Bishop Oscar Cantu (Las Cruces, NM), Bishop Gerald Kicanas (Tucson), Bishop Ricardo Ramirez (Las Cruces, NM), and Bishop Martin Holley (Washington, D.C.) will co-celebrate.

If you cannot attend in person, we encourage you to watch the live video stream of the Mass at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67pLeiEfOYI 

If you are tweeting, the hashtags for the Mass are #MassontheHill and #Mission4Migrants.

Justice for Immigrants – the program of the USCCB – is calling for a national call-in day to the US House of Representatives. Please participate in this and spread the word to you friends and families. Download a flyer for the event here…

The toll-free number is 1-855-589-5698 and our ask is for Members of Congress to:

  • Vote for immigration reform,
  • Support a path to citizenship,
  • Preserve family unity, and
  • Employ safe and humane immigration enforcement practices.

 

 

 

 

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