"Where our brothers and sisters suffer rejection and abandonment we will lift
our voice on their behalf. We will
welcome them and receive them.
They are Jesus and the Church will not turn away from Him."
-US Bishops, January 30, 2017
Lord Jesus, today you call us to welcome the members of God's family who come to our land to escape oppression, poverty, persecution, violence, and war. Like your disciples, we too are filled with fear and doubt and even suspicion. We build barriers in our hearts and in our minds.
Lord Jesus, help us by your grace,
We praise you and give you thanks for the family you have called together from so many people. We see in this human family a reflection of the divine unity of the one Most Holy Trinity in whom we make our prayer: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.