We are all well aware of the migration situation we have in the USA, we would have to be blind and deaf not to know it is a big problem. It is a topic that appears again and again in the news, one that usually turns political. But, our experience as Sisters is that when we talk with people about it, we are surprised to see that many are not aware of the humanitarian crisis that has been taking place so near to our homes.
The situation is shifting all the time, in the last year we have had a huge influx of Asylum Seekers in Arizona that needed to be fed, clothed and cared for. Now they are being retained for months in shelters across the border that don’t have enough resources to feed them. These are people in need who are around us, or very near to us, who really need our help and as Christians we don’t want to ignore them.
For that reason, we are inviting anyone who is interested in giving a helping hand to reach out to us through the parish website where for the last couple of months there has been a new ministry called “Encountering Christ in the Asylum Seekers”. As a parish we want to face the problem following the Gospel and help these families with very small children who are leaving extreme poverty and danger from violence and coming to the USA to ask for Asylum. If you want to know how to help us meet Christ in the poor that we have here in the Arizona area, reach out and register.BACK TO LIST