This year’s action will begin with a joint worship service at Humboldt Park United Methodist Church (2120 N. Mozart St.) beginning at 10:30am and ending by noon. Following a light lunch for those marching, there will be a street parade — a procession with palm branches and signs — ending on the east side of Palmer Square.
In the 2 1/2 years that I have participated with JFON, I have seen us provide the most practical help to low-income immigrants. This has included mothers trying to reunite with their children being detained near the border, and LGBTs seeking asylum here from harsh situations in their home countries.
I do not think that anyone really knows how to reply to a five-year old boy who lifts up his shirt, shows you a scar, and says, “this is where he put the knife in my stomach.” Under the circumstances, I certainly was not able to guarantee this young boy that he would be safe from such a traumatic event happening again. He and his mother are being detained while the United States government vigorously and unapologetically pursues sending them back to Honduras.
Jossy Gelpi of St. Luke’s shares with us an invitation to pray with DREAMers and their families in our city & home of Chicago. DREAMers and their families are invited to join Claretian Missionaries and the Pilsen Neighbors Community Council, as we gather in a Mass in their honor and for migrants, and our children
Hosanna! We are Marching in the Light of God on Palm Sunday in Logan Square! by Joe Scarry Members of congregations from across Logan Square and Humboldt Park will be processing from their respective houses of worship to the Logan Square monument at the end of services on April 1 to Occupy Palm Sunday! We