January 8, 2018

This week the USCCB is celebrating National Migration Week, an opportunity for the Church to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, including immigrants, refugees, children, and victims and survivors of human trafficking.  

As Catholics, we are called to live in solidarity with immigrants and refugees as our brothers and sisters. Explore the resources below to learn more about how the Church is reaching out to welcome those in need. 

Infographic: Immigration and the Catholic Church 
Increase your knowledge of immigration vocabulary and learn about the many journeys of immigrants served by the Catholic Church in the United States. 

Catholic Migration Ministries 

Click the images below to learn more about Catholic ministries that are reaching out to immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in the United States. 

Kino Border Initiative

Humanitarian Respite Center McAllen Texas


Journey with us to the U.S.-Mexico border to meet vibrant Catholic communities that are living the Gospel in challenging circumstances. Visit parishes, shelters, a group of sisters and other Catholics who are “welcoming the stranger."


Called to be Bridge People 

As a child, Arturo Chavez spent time on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border— living near El Paso, Texas and visiting family and buying groceries in the nearby Mexican city of Juárez on Sundays. When Pope Francis visited the area last year, Chavez participated in the Mass celebrated on both sides of the fence. 

Making Room for Strangers in Our Midst 

What does it mean to make room for Jesus' words in our lives today? Dr. Tim Muldoon, director of mission education, offers a reflection on this question and how we "make room" for the strangers in our midst after a recent visit to the Diocese of Brownsville.

Five Timely Lessons from Our Immigration History 

The Catholic Church in America has always been and continues to be a largely immigrant Church. With the feast days of St. Patrick and St. Joseph fast approaching, take a stroll down a less-than-rosy memory lane to see what we can learn from how immigrant groups have been greeted as they fled their countries in the past. 

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