Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
"When an alien resides with you in your land, do not molest him. You shall treat the alien who resides with you no differently than the natives born among you; have the same love for him as for yourself; for you too were once aliens in the land of Egypt. I, the Lord, am your God.” – Leviticus 19:33-34
Pope Francis recently made a surprise virtual visit to Sacred Heart Church in McAllen, TX
where several OLG parishioners have recently volunteered.
You can watch the story here
Fr. Jack and parishioners from Our Lady of Guadalupe
will be visiting Sacred Heart as well in early March (2nd-6th although individuals can extend their trip). We will partner with Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley to help at the Humanitarian Respite Center located there. If you're interested in joining or learning more, please come to the Information Meeting on Wednesday, December 2nd at 6:30pm in the basement of the Pastoral Center (parish offices).
The Center was set up last year to respond to the increasing number of
crossing the border to escape violence and crushing poverty. The journey is often long and arduous, especially for the many families and
who make the trek. The Center welcomes these travelers after they have been “processed” and released by the
. They help provide clothing, hygiene needs, medical care, food, rest, and a friendly face on the journey until their guests are able to head on their way to their families. The HRC accepts compassionate volunteers as young as elementary school students and is especially in need of medical professionals and Spanish-speakers.
Jennifer 206-935-0358 x.120 or
To learn more, visit
or search for “Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley” on Facebook.
For more information on some of the causes of the recent surge in arrivals see this recent article in Maryknoll Magazine.