Local News Wire

 

LISTEN: A March & Prayer Service Along Flagler Drive

Click Here to learn more about what Sheila Gomez, Exec. Dir. of Catholic Charities, is talking about.

Catholic Charities is the outreach for social services for the Diocese of Palm Beach.

WHEN: Saturday, March 29, 2014
2 p.m.


WHAT: Walk and March in Prayer Culminates the End of “Out of the Darkness: Fast and March for the 11 Million” Held by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach.


An 11-day campaign to bring awareness and to educate the public to the sacrifices of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in our country, who contribute to the economy of the country yet live in the shadows without reform to the nation’s broken immigration system, will come to an end on Saturday, March 29. On that day more than 350 Catholic faithful and others who support changes to the current immigration system will gather in downtown West Palm Beach for the “march portion” of the Out of the Darkness: Fast and March for the 11 Million.


Explains Sheila Gomez, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach: “We are called by the United States Bishops and the Catholic Church to bring the light of Christ to the marginalized. So often through our Catholic Charities’ Immigration Legal Services and our Human Trafficking programs, we see the heartbreaking stories of families separated and torn apart, and especially those who are victims of slave trafficking. We pray for all immigrants and for their protection. We are all God’s children. Through Catholic Charities’ Out of the Darkness: Fast and March, we hope to educate others and to encourage others to work together to bring about immigration reform.”


On March 29, a prayer service and march in prayer will be held in West Palm Beach, beginning at Jose Marti Park and ending at 501 S. Flagler Drive. During the March, supporters of immigration reform will pray for an end to the suffering of immigrants.

Photo: Getty Images

 

More Articles