January 7, 2018 – January 13, 2018 all-day America/New York Timezone

January 7-13, 2018 – Many
Journeys, One Family
For nearly a half-century, the Catholic
Church in the United States has celebrated
National Migration Week, which is an
opportunity for the Church to reflect on
the circumstances confronting migrants,
including immigrants, refugees, children, and victims and
survivors of human trafficking. The theme for National
Migration Week 2017, “Many Journeys, One Family,” draws
attention to the fact that each of our families has a migration
story, some recent and others in the distant past. Regardless of
where we are and where we came from, we remain part of the
human family and are called to live in solidarity with one
Unfortunately, in our contemporary culture we often fail to
encounter migrants as persons, and instead look at them as
unknown others, if we even notice them at all. We do not take the
time to engage migrants in a meaningful way, as fellow children
of God, but remain aloof to their presence and suspicious or
fearful of them. During this National Migration Week, let us all
take the opportunity to engage migrants as community members,
neighbors, and friends.