Immigration Sunday MN
Since 2009, the Catholic bishops of Minnesota have designated a Sunday in January, typically the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, as Immigration Sunday Minnesota. On this day we are reminded that all human beings—regardless of ethnicity, nationality, race, creed or status—are “co-heirs, members of the same body, and co-partners in the promise in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 3:6) This includes newcomers to our country and state.
Immigration Sunday gives us an opportunity to learn more about the Church’s teaching on immigration and raise awareness about Minnesota immigration issues. This page offers resources for preparing an Immigration Sunday celebration in your parish.
Putting a spotlight on the need for immigration reform is more important than ever as Congress continues to deliberate legislative proposals. Parishioners should be encouraged to contact their Congressperson about this issue. One way to contact him or her is through MCC’s Advocacy Center, FOUND HERE. For a full list of immigration reform resources and education materials, visit our Federal Immigration Reform page.
The 2015 MN Immigration Sunday will be January 4, 2015. Begin to plan your parish celebration today with the help of the liturgy and activity resources below!