On September 27th, Pope Francis announced the opening of the “Share the Journey” campaign, an initiative “meant to urge Catholics to understand and get to know refugees and migrants who have fled poverty, hunger, violence, persecution and the effects of climate change in their homeland.”
The campaign is calling for a week of prayer and action for migrants and refugees Oct. 7-13. St. Mary Student Parish will be hosting the following events to participate in this week and the campaign:
- Tues, Oct. 10th, 5:45-7:00pm – Bi-lingual Rosary & Prayer Service
- Tues, Oct. 10th, 7:00-9:00pm – Latin American Movie Night hosted by Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice (ICPJ) rsvp here if you’d like dinner
- Thurs, Oct. 12th, 12:30-3:30pm – Phone Bank to Call Representatives in support of Dreamers check out our facebook event here
- Thurs, Oct. 19th, 1:00-5:00pm – Letter writing campaign in support of Dreamers on the University of Michigan Diag
As part of these events, St. Mary is also doing a letter-writing campaign to congress in support of the Dream Act and Hope Act for our immigrant brothers and sisters. Pre-written letters can be picked up from the office to be personalized and signed and then returned to the office as well. Letters will be collected and dropped off together when our students visit Washington, DC for the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in early November.