Monday, December 12, 2016 is both the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the National Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees, as declared by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
On this special day, in an effort to address recent concerns in the immigrant community, Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Bishop Cozzens have a special message for Spanish-speaking brothers and sisters in Christ.
You may view the video in Spanish below and read the English translation here.
Additionally, Archbishop Hebda, Bishop Cozzens and Fr. Kevin Kenney, vicar for Latino Ministry, offer the following letter to our Spanish-speaking brothers and sisters addressing this topic. The letter may be downloaded in Spanish and English.
Archbishop Hebda welcomes all the Catholic faithful in the archdiocese to join in celebrating this Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and observing the National Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees. A letter from Archbishop Hebda to the Catholic faithful may be found here.