The United States Catholic Bishops acknowledge that the current immigration system is badly in need of reform and a comprehensive approach to fixing it is required. Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, will host the Chicago-based Mexican Consulate on May 29-June 1, 2008. The Consulate will offer passports and concular identifications for Mexican citizens at the Silver Lake College Generose Enrichment Center.
The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, Manitowoc, WI, the Franciscan Sisters of the Holy Cross, Green Bay, WI, the Norbertines of St. Norbert Abbey, De Pere, WI and the Diocese of Green Bay are sponsoring A Journey to Hope, Justice for Immigrants and Refugees, an Immigration Awareness Pilgrimage on Sunday, September 7, 2008. Participants will gather at 12 noon at the St. Philip Church Parking Lot, Green Bay, WI and walk to St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay, WI (4 miles). Music and prayer stops are an important part of this experience. Bishop Robert Morneau will preside and continue to present the Catholic Church’s Social Teaching on Immigration at a concluding 4 p.m. liturgy at the cathedral. College, high school and junior high students have already expressed interest in participating in the pilgrimage, along with parish families. Please consider this opportunity and pray for a humane and just immigration system in the United States. More information regarding other groups’ involvement and registration is forth coming.