National Migration Week
In 2019, Pope Francis announced that the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) would be celebrated on the last Sunday of September. To maintain the custom of aligning National Migration Week (NMW) with the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) decided to move NMW 2021 from the week after the Epiphany in January to September 20 - 26, 2021, with the Vatican’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees taking place on Sunday September 26th.
Join Pastoral Migratoria in one or more of the following events in celebration of National Migration Week, 2021.
Special mass in celebration of National Migration Week (PDF)
September 20 at 7 p.m. (In person, Polish)
St. Constance Church
5843 West Strong Street, Chicago, IL 60630
Polish Immigrant to Immigrant ministry invites you to a special mass for our Polish immigrant brothers and sisters and for immigrants from across the globe. Service will be conducted in Polish.
Contact: Malgorzata Tys, [email protected]
Night of reflection on current immigration issues (PDF)
Featuring the informative and moving documentary “Oh Mercy”
September 22 at 7 p.m. (In person, English)
St. Leonard Catholic Church, School Hall
3322 South Clarence Avenue, Berwyn, IL 60402
In celebration of National Migration Week, Pastoral Migratoria will be hosting the documentary titled “Oh Mercy” at 7 p.m. followed by a conversation on the gifts that the immigrant community bring to our communities and ways we can support them.
Prayer services for Immigrants – Immaculate Conception Parish
September 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. (Spanish)
Immaculate Conception Parish
4521 South Ashland Avenue, Chicago IL 60609
Join Pastoral Migratoria of Immaculate Conception Parish for an evening of prayer. On Thursday September 23rd at 7 p.m. join us for a Holy Hour service followed by a Rosary for immigrants on Friday September 24th at 7 p.m. We welcome you for one or both events.
Contact: Rosalba Ascencio, [email protected]
Imagining a World of Inclusion
September 25 from 10 to 11 a.m. (In person, English)
The Sisters and Brothers of Immigrants will host a vigil at the intersection of Ashland/Milwaukee Avenues and Division Street (near the Blue Line), to protest the continuance of Title 42, which denies entry into the U.S. without a hearing or any proof of contagion.
Contact: Sr. Cathy Fedewa, [email protected]
Join the Immigration Parish Coordinators to explore Pope Francis’ call to widen our concept of “we.” He reminds us that as we encounter the diversity of foreigners, migrants and refugees, we have an opportunity to grow as Church and to enrich one another.
Contact: Mary Lou Matheke, [email protected]
National Migration Week Calendar
(Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph, MO)
In Person and Virtual. All times CST
- 9/19 – Know Your Rights Workshop – St. John Francis Regis. 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
- 9/20 – Know Your Rights Workshop – Sacred Heart Parish. 6 - 8 p.m.
- 9/22 – Vigil – St. Francis Regis. 7 p.m.
- 9/23 – Holy Hour for Migrants and Refugees – Sacred Heart Parish. 6 - 7 p.m.
- 9/24 – Offer Your Mass for Migrant and Refugees. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
- 9/25 – Know your Rights Workshop – St. Anthony Parish. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- 9/26 – Mass for Migrants and Refugees – St. Patrick. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Please join us in activities around the diocese, as we remember our migrant brothers and sisters during National Migration Week – Sept 20-26, 2021. Experience prayerful events, joyful celebrations and Know Your Rights workshops!
Rosary for Immigrants
(Diocese of Stockton CA)
September 21, at 6 p.m. PST (Spanish)
Join Pastoral Migratoria from the Diocese of Stockton in praying the rosary for migrants, immigrants and refugees specially for the ones that work in the fields to bring food to our table.
Contact: Homero Mejia, [email protected]
A Journey in Prayer
(Archdiocese of New York)
September 21 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (In person, Spanish)
Pastoral Migratoria and Manos Abiertas ministries from Assumption Church invites you to join them for a night of prayer for immigrant brothers and sisters that have passed away in the city and surrounding areas of Peekskill, NY.
Contact: Daniel Sarate, 914.906.6021; Jaime Pane, 914.382.2133; Jessica Jiménez, 914.257.1758; Lourdes Chimbo, 914.382.5112
National Migration Week Mass
(Archdiocese of Baltimore)
September 25 at 10 a.m. EST (In person, English)
Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
5200 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210
In celebration of National Migration Week, the Archdiocese of Baltimore will offer a special mass organized by the Hispanic Ministry Office
Contact: Hispanic Ministry Office, [email protected], 410.547.5363
Mass to Commemorate the 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees
Celebrated by Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville
(Archdiocese of Washington)
Sunday, September 26 at 5:30 p.m. EST (In person, English)
Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle
1725 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
Join us for a special Mass to Commemorate the 107th World Day of Migrants and refugees. Lets continue building towards an ever wider “we”
Contact: Claudia Bartolini, 301.853.5335, [email protected]
For more information on any of the events, please contact the organizer of the event or Raymundo Valdez at [email protected]