Welcome The Stranger

September, 2023 Cross-Cultural Training Session

Holy Family has a long history of supporting Catholic social teaching through our various ministries, Lenten social justice programs and local community outreach.

The Welcome the Stranger Ministry is an extension of Holy Family’s mission statement. We look to address the humanitarian and spiritual needs of refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers as they seek status in the United States. We recognize the dignity of every man, woman, and child as they seek the basic need of shelter, jobs, and security as they progress through this trying process.

Our efforts reflect the Church’s call to welcome the stranger while respecting and supporting the United States’ process to obtain legal status. Our goal is to provide a compassionate bridge between these two. requirements.

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Upcoming Events:

February 24-25: Exodus Refugee Welcome to America Pack
Sign up now to provide a warm welcome to a refugee family when they first arrive in the Chicago area.  Refugees often arrive in the U.S. with only a few personal possessions.  Help turn an empty apartment into a home by donating basic household items the day they arrive.

Holy Family Helps Refugee Family Resettle August, 2023
Through the generosity of Holy Family Parishioners, a Sudanese family of six were welcomed to their new home in the western suburbs.

Holy Family assistance provided household goods (i.e.: linens, sheets, pots, etc.) and an initial supply of food, reflective of their ethnic diet. The family expressed their deep gratitude for our help.

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