It has been one month since about 100 of our community members were picked up by US Immigrant and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and are currently held in detainment. Many members of our community have risen to the call to help heal this wound. Community leaders have answered the call for legal justice and equally important our clergy have led our community in prayer and fasting.
Our beloved Bishop Francis has finally received permission to celebrate mass for the detainees who are currently in Youngstown, Ohio. This mass will be held July 13, 2017 in the afternoon. Bishop Francis asks that we continue to offer up our prayers for the detainees and their families. It is important to remain supportive and prayerful and we also need to pray for the judge and political leaders who can help stop the deportations.
Let us remember Saint Paul’s letter to the Corinthians as we are one body of Christ. When one of us are in pain, we all hurt. Keep the Bishop in our prayers as well as raise the detainees with prayers of good faith and hope and by God’s will to return home.