Immigration Subcommittee

The Immigration Subcommittee Needs Your Support!

The Justice & Peace Committee is partnering with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and other Catholic parishes in Baltimore City to furnish apartments for Afghan refugees. We are seeking donations of furniture, household goods, and other basic necessities that will enable our brothers and sisters to get settled in their new home after a difficult journey.

Our Mission

The Immigration Subcommittee was formed by parishioners concerned about the injustices faced by immigrant, refugee and asylee families and individuals. Today’s immigrants leave their home countries because of intense violence, lack of opportunity, economic or legal injustices and persecution due to religion, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation. We feel called by the Gospel and guided by Catholic Social Teaching to welcome the stranger by seeing in the immigrant the face of Christ. America is a country built by immigrants, most of us need to look back only one or two generations to discover our own immigrant ancestors.

The goals of the Immigration Subcommittee are to assist parishioners to:

  • Learn about immigration and the Church’s position on the issue through reading, research, and discussion
  • Organize activities to raise awareness of issues facing immigrants
  • Identify ways to serve immigrant children and adults in Baltimore in collaboration with local organizations who support them
  • Advocate on behalf of immigrants for legislative change by engaging elected officials through petitions, lobbying, and outreach
  • Care for the spiritual well-being of immigrant children and adults through prayer, vigils, and other spiritual ministries.

Justice & Peace Meetings

The Justice & Peace Committee generally meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6 PM.

Contact

Vonetta Edwards
Subcommittee Co-Chair

Shari Shea
Subcommittee Co-Chair

immigration@st-ignatius.net

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Upcoming Events

Current Projects

Afghan Refugee Resettlement Project Update

by Shari Shea, Immigration Committee Co-Chair The St. Ignatius Justice & Peace Committee is partnering with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Baltimore Office to furnish apartments for new American families through our Afghan Refugee Resettlement Project....

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Afghan Refugee Resettlement Project

St. Ignatius Catholic Community's Justice & Peace Committee is partnering with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and several other Catholic parishes in Baltimore City to assist with resettling Afghan refugees. We have been asked to furnish an apartment and...

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Immigrants and Refugees – Discussion and Prayer

The Immigration subcommittee of the Justice & Peace Committee consists of a passionate cohort of parishioners and volunteers compelled to answer Pope Francis’ call to encounter and walk with migrants and refugees in support and solidarity. The Immigration...

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Resources

Family Mentoring

Details, facts, and articles regarding our Family Mentoring Program. 

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Action Alert

Here are a few things you can do right now that will make a difference.

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Articles, Facts, Fiction

A collection of articles including immigration myths & human rights facts.

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Resources

A list of external partners and references committed to immigration needs.

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Media Watch

The Feast of St Ignatius

The Feast of St Ignatius

July 31, is the feast day of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus who passed away on this day in the year 1556. Born in 1491, Ignatius was a different kind of saint. As the noted Jesuit historian Fr. John O’Malley, SJ, observed, “Ignatius redefined...

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Sr. Simone Campbell Receives  Presidential Medal of Freedom

Sr. Simone Campbell Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

On July 7, 2022, President Joe Biden presented Sister Simone Campbell, S.S.S., former executive director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom along with 16 other individuals who have “made exemplary contributions to the...

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Virtual Prayer Service for St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Virtual Prayer Service for St. Kateri Tekakwitha

The Antiracism Task Force and Environmental Justice Subcommittee invite you to a virtual prayer service for St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the patron saint of Native Americans and the Environment, on the 17th of July from 2:00-4:00PM (Zoom Access can be found below). In honor...

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