Human Dignity and Solidarity

XIII Annual Posada

Seeking Immigration Reform

Join the Immigration Ministry as we walk and pray in solidarity with our immigrant brothers and sister who – as the Holy Family sought a place to stay – are seeking legislative shelter.

The Posada is a re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for a lodging in Bethlehem that takes place every year before Christmas. The 13th Annual Posada will journey to the following locations on the morning of Friday, December 14 from 7 – 9 a.m. All are welcome to join in celebration at St. Peter’s in the Loop at the end of the Posada where there will be refreshments, fellowship, and music.

*Please note that all times are approximate

  • 7 a.m. — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Building, 101 West Congress Parkway, Chicago, Illinois 60605 (Rosary in multiple languages, Gospel proclamation, and welcome)
  • 7:40 a.m. — Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Center, 71 West Van Buren Street, Chicago, Illinois 60605 (Reflection on the penitentiary system)
  • 8:05 a.m. — DePaul University Loop Campus, 1 East Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604 (Reflection on DACA/DREAMers)
  • 8:25 a.m. — Federal Plaza, South Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604 (Reflection on needs for administrative relief)
  • 8:45 a.m. – St. Peter’s in the Loop Church, 110 West Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602 (Reflection, request for shelter, finally shelter granted—Mary and Joseph enter the church)

For more information, please contact Raymundo Valdez at rvaldez@archchicago.org or 312.534.8503 or Brother Luis Rosado at lrosado@archchicago.org or 407.361.1096, or visit: catholicsandimmigrants.org

Flyer (PDF)

Advent Reflections (English | Spanish)