Instituto Nacional Pastoral Migratoria
July 10 – 14, 2019
Formation and Training for the Development of an Immigrant-Led Ministry of Service, Justice, and Accompaniment in Parish Communities.
Pastoral Migratoria (PM), a parish-based immigrant-led ministry of the Archdiocese of Chicago, founded in 2008, invites pastoral teams from other U.S. dioceses to participate in the Instituto Nacional Pastoral Migratoria that will be held July 10 – 14, 2019 at Chicago’s Catholic Theological Union (CTU). The Instituto Nacional PM seeks to share the experience of working with the Hispanic/Latino faith community with diocesan and pastoral personnel. Our goal is to share the PM formation and training program with dioceses/parishes who are committed to fostering immigrant leadership dedicated to serving the needs of immigrants in their parishes and communities. Through the PM National Initiative1 and the Instituto Nacional PM, we hope to continue building a vibrant and collaborative network across dioceses of parish-based ministries, and to expand the scope of service, justice, and accompaniment actions of the Catholic Church.
Given the challenges facing both our country and Church, this ministry presents an opportunity for the empowerment of immigrant parishioners ready to act upon the core principals of our Catholic faith. The Instituto Nacional PM will be conducted in Spanish to help prepare local diocesan/pastoral and lay leaders to know the key components of PM’s formation program, the building of strong collaboration with community partners, and how to initiate Pastoral Migratoria.