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Night of Prayer in Solidarity with DACA Youth & Families
October 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
As the deadline for DACA Renewal expires in a few short days, many among our communities will feel the weight of uncertainty with regards to their future. They are DACA individuals and families who live among us, worship with us, and contribute to society like all of us, and yet, they are left feeling vulnerable, alienated from the very place they call “home” and fearful of deportation. As a Church, we must stand in solidarity with and pray for them. We are reminded of the words of St. Paul who spoke eloquently to the people of Corinth reminding them that we are all one body in Christ Jesus and “If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy.” (1 Cor. 12:26)
In heeding the words of St. Paul and responding to this issue, we wish to gather as a diocese with Bishop Patrick J. McGrath and Vicar for Evangelization, Fr. John Hurley CSP, for a Night of Prayer in Solidarity with DACA Youth & Families. We invite our DACA youth and families along with our youth and young adult communities to join us in prayer as one body of Christ. We kindly ask for your support by your presence and spreading the word. We look forward to gathering with you in prayer for our DACA youth and families.