Charity and Justice



The ongoing practice of separating children from their parents has already, as of May, left nearly 2000 children separated from their parents.  As Bishop Vásquez, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration, and Sister Donna Markham OP PhD, President and CEO of Catholic Charities, remind us - as a nation and people of faith, we can and must do better.  

 Join USCCB/Migration and Refugee Services and Catholic Charities USA today to help make a difference.  Please email us at [email protected] or [email protected] with information and questions.

Five Ways To Help Stop Family Separation

  1. Pray: You can find a prayer for migrant children here.
  1. Speak Up: Sign our Action Alert and share with your networks. Also consider contacting your senators and representative directly by phone to voice your concern. You can find the number for your representative here and your senators here.
  1. Take Action: Contact your local Catholic Charities affiliate to learn about their material/volunteer needs, consider fostering an unaccompanied child, or join the Share the Journey global solidarity campaign with migrants and refugees.
  1. Give: To support agencies that are helping families and children impacted by the crisis. (100% of your donation will go to the 21 Catholic Charities agencies assisting unaccompanied children)
  1. Learn More: To learn more about Family Separation, visit the Justice For Immigrants (JFI) "Family Separation Webpage" to review backgrounders, educational material and a webinar.

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"... as disciples of Jesus Christ, who has taught us the power love has to change hearts and minds, I look to the future, not with facile optimism, but with hope." 
A quote from a statement given by Bishop Murry, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Ad-Hoc Committee Against Racism, at a news conference at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial, with the Knights of Columbus and the W.J. Seymour Institute in Washington, D.C. A link to the whole article is below:





Charity and Justice Chair
Karen Hoffman       ph.216-513-6444 

email: [email protected]  



As a way of life, we receive strength from the Eucharist, seeking to educate and provide opportunities for parishioner involvement to respond to needs and injustices locally, nationally and globally.



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