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Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022 at 5:15 p.m.

MEDIA ALERT – The Archdiocese of Chicago to Conclude its National Migration Week Festivities with a Closing Mass on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022 at Holy Name Cathedral at 5:15 p.m.

The Archdiocese of Chicago will conclude its National Migration Week festivities with a closing Mass on Sunday, Sept. 25 at Holy Name Cathedral at 5:15 p.m. Auxiliary Bishop Robert Casey, vicar general of the archdiocese, will preside over the Mass which will be live-streamed (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62xZgA_NryE).

The Mass will begin with a procession of immigrants representing 25 countries wearing their traditional attire and feature readings and prayers in languages including English, Spanish, Polish, Malayalam (a language spoken in India), Italian, Luganda (a language spoken in central Uganda), Vietnamese, Tagalog, Swahili, and Bahasa (a language spoken in Indonesia). The Mass will conclude with testimonies offered by refugees.

In solidarity with the Vatican, this year’s National Migration Week theme was “Building the Future with Migrants and Refugees” and parishes and Immigration Ministry of the Archdiocese of Chicago hosted events throughout the week celebrating Chicagoland’s diverse Catholic community.

Spokespersons will be available for interviews (all are bilingual):
• Elena Segura, senior national coordinator for immigration at the Archdiocese of Chicago
• Fr. Manuel Dorantes, pastor of Saint Mary of the Lake and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Chicago’s Buena Park neighborhood
• Fr. Larry Dowling, pastor of St. Agatha Parish in Chicago’s North Lawndale community and member of Priests for Justice for Immigrants
• Fr. Don Nevins, pastor of St. Agnes of Bohemia Parish in Chicago’s Little Village community and member of Priests for Justice for Immigrants.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.